due care

noun

Legal Definition of due care

: the care that an ordinarily reasonable and prudent person would use under the same or similar circumstances

called also ordinary care, reasonable care

— see also due diligence — compare fault, negligence

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“Due care.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/due%20care. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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