legal duty
n.
An obligation required by law, such as the duty of parents to care for their children or the duty arising from a contract; also called a legal obligation.

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


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


legal duty
n. A duty created by the operation of law or arising from the terms of a contract.
See also duty.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

legal duty
n.
   the responsibility to others to act according to the law. Proving the duty (such as not to be negligent, to keep premises safe, or to drive within the speed limit) and then showing that the duty was breached are required elements of any lawsuit for damages due to negligence or intentional injuries.
   See also: duty of care

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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