ordinary care


ordinary care
ordinary care n
2: conformity to the reasonable business standards that prevail in a particular area for a particular business

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

ordinary care
n.
The degree of care that a person of normal prudence would exercise in a given situation.

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

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