strict liability


: liability imposed without regard to fault

Examples of strict liability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web South Carolina law imposes strict liability on dog owners when their dogs knock someone down, leading to a larger insurance payout, according to the motion. Rebecca Rosenberg, Fox News, 17 May 2023 Furthermore, the judge wrote, the regulation imposes strict liability on homeowners, regardless of why the trash is there. John Kelly, Washington Post, 16 May 2023 Remember, sanctions are strict liability. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 9 Aug. 2022 The complaints allege strict liability, negligence, unjust enrichment and invasion of privacy. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Aug. 2022 Regardless of the justifiable arguments against yesterday’s activity, OFAC remains a strict liability offense and, for now, funds in Tornado Cash pools are frozen and US citizens cannot interact with funds that have a connection with Tornado Cash. Hailey Lennon, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 The lawsuit brings actions for strict liability against TikTok, based on both defective design and a failure to warn, for negligence and for violation of California's legal consumer remedies law. Bruce Vielmetti, USA TODAY, 7 July 2022 If funds are put through Tornado Cash and withdrawn to an unsuspecting person’s wallet, that person could technically be in violation of OFAC since OFAC is a strict liability, meaning intent or knowledge is not a requirement to find a violation. Hailey Lennon, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 While some states have a one-bite rule — meaning the dog owner is not liable for a dog bite unless the dog was known to have bitten before — California has a strict liability law. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 1 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strict liability was in 1896

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“Strict liability.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Legal Definition

strict liability

see liability sense 2b

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