peculiar risk doctrine

noun
pe·​cu·​liar risk doctrine

Legal Definition of peculiar risk doctrine

: a doctrine that renders an employer (as a general contractor) liable for injury caused by an independent contractor if the employer failed to take reasonable precautions against a risk particular to the employee's work that the employer should have recognized

Learn More About peculiar risk doctrine

Dictionary Entries Near peculiar risk doctrine

peculation

peculiar risk doctrine

pecuniary

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Peculiar risk doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/peculiar%20risk%20doctrine. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!