negligent entrustment

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

Legal Definition of negligent entrustment

: 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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“Negligent entrustment.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/negligent%20entrustment. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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