due care/caution/diligence

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of due care/caution/diligence

:the appropriate or proper care/caution/diligence under the circumstances
  • The court agreed that he failed to exercise due care in trying to prevent the accident.

Word by Word Definitions

due play
  1. : owed or owing as a debt

  2. : owed or owing as a natural or moral right

  3. : according to accepted notions or procedures : appropriate

  1. : something due (see 1due) or owed: such as

  2. : something that rightfully belongs to one

  3. : a payment or obligation required by law or custom : debt

  1. : directly, exactly

  2. : duly

care play
  1. : suffering of mind : grief

  2. : a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility

  3. : a cause for such anxiety

  1. : to feel trouble or anxiety

  2. : to feel interest or concern

  3. : to give care

caution play
  1. : warning, admonishment

  2. : precaution

  3. : prudent forethought to minimize risk

  1. : to advise caution to : warn

diligence play
  1. : steady, earnest, and energetic effort : persevering application : assiduity

  2. : speed, haste

  3. : the attention and care legally expected or required of a person (such as a party to a contract)

  1. : stagecoach


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