standard of care
standard of care: the degree of care or competence that one is expected to exercise in a particular circumstance or role

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

standard of care
n.
The degree of care that an ordinary person of reasonable prudence would use in a specific situation.

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


standard of care
The degree of care (watchfulness, attention, caution, and prudence) that a reasonable person should exercise under the circumstances. If a person does not meet the standard of care, he or she may be liable to a third party for negligence.
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


standard of care
n. The degree of prudence that a reasonable man
(or person) may be expected to exercise when caring for something.
See also care, negligence.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

standard of care
n.
   the watchfulness, attention, caution and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would exercise. If a person's actions do not meet this standard of care, then his/her acts fail to meet the duty of care which all people (supposedly) have toward others. Failure to meet the standard is negligence, and any damages resulting therefrom may be claimed in a lawsuit by the injured party. The problem is that the "standard" is often a subjective issue upon which reasonable people can differ.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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