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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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