contributory negligence definition

  • noun:
    • The guideline of legislation under which an act or omission of plaintiff is a contributing reason behind injury and a possible bar to a complete data recovery.
    • See under Contributory.
    • (law) behavior because of the plaintiff that plays a part in the harm caused by the defendant's negligence
  • adjective:
    • neglect by an injured party, which combines using the negligence of the injurer in making the injury, and which bars recovery when it's the proximate reason for the damage.

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