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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: contributory negligence
n : (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm
resulting from the defendant's negligence; in common law
any degree of contributory negligence would bar the
plaintiff from collecting damages
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Contributory negligence
Negligence \Neg"li*gence\, n. [F. n['e]gligence, L.
The quality or state of being negligent; lack of due
diligence or care; omission of duty; habitual neglect;
2. An act or instance of negligence or carelessness.
remarking his beauties, . . . I must also point out
his negligences and defects. --Blair.
3. (Law) The omission of the care usual under the
circumstances, being convertible with the Roman culpa. A
specialist is bound to higher skill and diligence in his
specialty than one who is not a specialist, and liability
for negligence varies acordingly.
Contributory negligence. See under Contributory.
Syn: Neglect; inattention; heedlessness; disregard; slight.
Usage: Negligence, Neglect. These two words are freely
interchanged in our older writers; but a distinction
has gradually sprung up between them. As now generally
used, negligence is the habit, and neglect the act, of
leaving things undone or unattended to. We are
negligent as a general trait of character; we are
guilty of neglect in particular cases, or in reference
to individuals who had a right to our attentions.
Contributory \Con*trib"u*to*ry\, a.
Contributing to the same stock or purpose; promoting the same
end; bringing assistance to some joint design, or increase to
some common stock; contributive. --Milton.
Bonfires of contributory wood. --Chapman.
Contributory negligence (Law), negligence by an injured
party, which combines with the negligence of the injurer
in producing the injury, and which bars recovery when it
is the proximate cause of the injury. --Wharton.