contributory fault

noun

Legal Definition of contributory fault

: responsibility for aiding in the accomplishment of a bad result (as an injury) specifically : responsibility of a promisor for causing his or her promise to be impossible to perform

Note: A promisor who is guilty of contributory fault cannot invoke the defense of impossibility.

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“Contributory fault.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/contributory%20fault. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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