fore·see·able /fōr-'sē-ə-bəl/ adj: such as reasonably can or should be anticipated: such that a person of ordinary prudence would expect to occur or exist under the circumstancesa foreseeable riskthe foreseeable expensesa foreseeable plaintifffore·see·ably adv
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
anticipatable, anticipated, calculable, contemplated, counted upon, expected, forecasted, foreknowable, foreseen, foretellable, known in advance, looked for, perceived, planned, praesciens, predictable, predicted, probable, prophesied, reasonably anticipated, to be expected, vaticinal
associated concepts: duty to anticipate, forseeability in considering proximate cause, forseeable dangers, forseeable injury, forseeable risk, last clear chance
- Nemo tenetur divinare. — No man is bound to foretell, or to have foreknowledge of, a future event.- Rerum progressus ostendunt multa, quae in initio praecaveri seu praevide ri non possunt — In the course of events, many problems arise which at the beginning could not be guarded against or foreseenII index forthcoming, future, probable
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
Damages may be awarded if a court decides that a defendant has either been negligent or broken a contract and foreseeable damage or loss results. The measure of damages in negligence is to compensate the plaintiff for foreseeable losses or damage. For breach of contract, he would normally be restored to the position he would have been in had the contract been properly fulfilled.
Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.
adj. Tort law: Of an action or event, that it was predictable or should be anticipated.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.