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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


save harmless
v.
To indemnify; to repay another party if a specific loss occurs. See also hold harmless

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


save harmless
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

save harmless
v.
   1) also called hold harmless, to indemnify (protect) another from harm or cost.
   2) to agree to guarantee that any debt, lawsuit or claim which may arise as a result of a contract or contract performance will be paid or taken care of by the party making the guarantee. Example: the seller of a business agrees to "save harmless" the buyer from any unknown debts of the business.
   See also: hold harmless, indemnify

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • save harmless — See to indemnify and save harmless; to save harmless …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • save harmless clause — A provision in a document by which one party agrees to indemnify and hold harmless another party as to claims and suits which may be asserted against him. In some states, such clauses in leases are deemed against public policy and, hence, void.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • indemnify and save harmless — See to indemnify and save harmless …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • to save harmless — An expression in an engagement of indemnity. Foster v Atwater, 42 Conn 244, 252. See to indemnify and save harmless …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • to assume and pay and save harmless — Two distinct stipulations in a conveyance of mortgaged property, one for assumption of the mortgage by the grantee and the other for the indemnification of the grantor respecting such mortgage. 37 Am J1st Mtg § 999 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • to indemnify and save harmless — An engagement of indemnity, also effective in some contexts as an assumption of a mortgage debt. 37 Am J1st Mtg § 999 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • harmless — harmlessly, adv. harmlessness, n. /hahrm lis/, adj. 1. without the power or desire to do harm; innocuous: He looks mean but he s harmless; a harmless Halloween prank. 2. without injury; unhurt; unharmed. 3. hold harmless, Law. to relieve from… …   Universalium

  • Harmless — Harm less (h[aum]rm l[e^]s), a. 1. Free from harm; unhurt; as, to give bond to save another harmless. [1913 Webster] 2. Free from power or disposition to harm; innocent; inoffensive. The harmless deer. Drayton Syn: Innocent; innoxious; innocuous; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   Law dictionary

  • indemnify — in·dem·ni·fy /in dem nə ˌfī/ vt fied, fy·ing [Latin indemnis unharmed, from in not + damnum damage] 1: to secure against hurt, loss, or damage 2: to compensate or reimburse for incurred hurt, loss, or damage in·dem·ni·fi·er n Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

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