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foreseeability

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noun fore·see·abil·i·ty \fōr-ˌsē-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\

Legal Definition of foreseeability

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being foreseeable reasonable foreseeability of probable consequences — Gerwin v. Southeastern Cal. Ass'n of Seventh Day Adventists, 14 Cal. App. 3d 209 (1971)

  2. 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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