foreseeability
fore·see·abil·i·ty /fōr-ˌsē-ə-'bi-lə-tē/ n
1: the quality or state of being foreseeable
reasonable foreseeability of probable consequencesGerwin v. Southeastern Cal. Ass'n of Seventh Day Adventists, 14 Cal. App. 3d 209 (1971)
2: the doctrine esp. of tort and contract law that liability is limited to losses that are foreseeable see also palsgraf v. long island railroad co. in the important cases section

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

foreseeability
The ability to reasonably anticipate the potential results of an action, such as the damage or injury that may happen if one is negligent or breaches a contract.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


foreseeability
n. Tort law: that which should be anticipated as the natural consequence of an action or inaction; predictable.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


foreseeability
The facility to perceive, know in advance, or reasonably anticipate that damage or injury will probably ensue from acts or omissions.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


foreseeability
The facility to perceive, know in advance, or reasonably anticipate that damage or injury will probably ensue from acts or omissions.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

foreseeability
n.
   reasonable anticipation of the possible results of an action, such as what may happen if one is negligent or consequential damages resulting from breach of a contract.
   See also: foreseeable risk, negligence

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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