foreseeability

noun
fore·​see·​abil·​i·​ty | \ fōr-ˌsē-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce foreseeability (audio) \

Legal Definition of foreseeability

1 : the quality or state of being foreseeable reasonable foreseeability of probable consequencesGerwin v. Southeastern Cal. Ass'n of Seventh Day Adventists, 14 Cal. App. 3d 209 (1971)
2 : the doctrine especially of tort and contract law that liability is limited to losses that are foreseeable — see also Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co.

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“Foreseeability.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/foreseeability. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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