due care

noun

: 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

Dictionary Entries Near due care

Cite this Entry

“Due care.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/due%20care. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!