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negligent entrustment

noun negligent en·trust·ment \-in-ˈtrəst-mənt\

Legal Definition of negligent entrustment

  1. :  the entrusting of a dangerous article (as a motor vehicle) to one who is reckless or too inexperienced or incompetent to use it safely; also :  a theory or doctrine making one liable for injury caused by a party to whom one negligently entrusted something


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