hold harmless
hold harmless adj: of, relating to, or being an agreement between parties in which one assumes the potential liability for injury that may arise from a situation and thus relieves the other of liability
a hold harmless agreement
a hold harmless clause compare release

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

hold harmless
v.
To assume the liability for a situation, thereby absolving another party of any responsibility for it. See also indemnify, save harmless

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


hold harmless
In a contract, a promise by one party not to hold the other party responsible if the other party carries out the contract in a way that causes damage to the first party. For example, many leases include a hold harmless clause in which the tenant agrees not to sue the landlord if the tenant is injured due to the landlords failure to maintain the premises. In most states, these clauses are illegal in residential tenancies, but may be upheld in commercial settings.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

hold harmless
A term, often used in indemnity provisions in the US, under which one contracting party (A) undertakes to hold another contracting party (B) harmless against claims and liability, so that A will not sue B for recovery of losses suffered by A in the situations specified in the contract.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


hold harmless
v. To indemnify another against financial liability arising from a transaction.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

hold harmless
n.
   a promise to pay any costs or claims which may result from an agreement. Quite often this is part of a settlement agreement, in which one party is concerned that there might be unknown lawsuits or claims stemming from the situation, so the other party agrees to cover them.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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