parental liability
n.
Parents’ liability for the actions of their minor children.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


parental liability
n. The doctrine that parents are responsible for willful damage done to another's person or property by their minor children. All states have statutes to that effect, but most limit the amount to a few thousand dollars per tort.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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