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no–duty doctrine

noun no–du·ty doctrine

Legal Definition of no–duty doctrine

  1. :  a doctrine in tort law: a defendant cannot be held liable for an injury if no duty is owed to the plaintiff; specifically :  a doctrine holding that a person in possession of property is under no duty to protect an invitee from a known or obvious hazard and cannot be held liable for injury —called also no-duty rule

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