foreseeable


foreseeable
fore·see·able /fōr-'sē-ə-bəl/ adj: such as reasonably can or should be anticipated: such that a person of ordinary prudence would expect to occur or exist under the circumstances
a foreseeable risk
the foreseeable expenses
a foreseeable plaintiff
fore·see·ably adv

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

foreseeable
I adjective anticipatable, anticipated, calculable, contemplated, counted upon, expected, forecasted, foreknowable, foreseen, foretellable, known in advance, looked for, perceived, planned, praesciens, predictable, predicted, probable, prophesied, reasonably anticipated, to be expected, vaticinal associated concepts: duty to anticipate, forseeability in considering proximate cause, forseeable dangers, forseeable injury, forseeable risk, last clear chance foreign phrases:
- Nemo tenetur divinare. — No man is bound to foretell, or to have foreknowledge of, a future event.
- Rerum progressus ostendunt multa, quae in initio praecaveri seu praevide ri non possunt — In the course of events, many problems arise which at the beginning could not be guarded against or foreseen
II index forthcoming, future, probable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


foreseeable
Damages may be awarded if a court decides that a defendant has either been negligent or broken a contract and foreseeable damage or loss results. The measure of damages in negligence is to compensate the plaintiff for foreseeable losses or damage. For breach of contract, he would normally be restored to the position he would have been in had the contract been properly fulfilled.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


foreseeable
adj. Tort law: Of an action or event, that it was predictable or should be anticipated.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • foreseeable — adj. being such as may reasonable be anticipated; as, foreseeable costs were well within the budget. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foreseeable — (adj.) 1804, from FORESEE (Cf. foresee) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Foreseeably …   Etymology dictionary

  • foreseeable — fore|see|a|ble [fo:ˈsi:əbəl US fo:r ] adj 1.) for/in the foreseeable future for as long as it is possible to know what is likely to happen ▪ The situation is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. 2.) in the foreseeable future fairly soon …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • foreseeable — [[t]fɔː(r)si͟ːəb(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If a future event is foreseeable, you know that it will happen or that it can happen, because it is a natural or obvious consequence of something else that you know. It seems to me that this crime was… …   English dictionary

  • foreseeable — fore|see|a|ble [ fɔr siəbl ] adjective a foreseeable event or time is one that can easily be imagined or known about before it happens: PREDICTABLE: The increased demand for organic produce was not foreseeable ten years ago. for the foreseeable… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foreseeable — adjective 1 in the foreseeable future fairly soon: There is a possibility of severe water shortages in the foreseeable future. 2 for the foreseeable future continuing in the future for as long as you can imagine: Their dependence on oil exports… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • foreseeable — UK [fɔː(r)ˈsiːəb(ə)l] / US [fɔrˈsɪəb(ə)l] adjective a foreseeable event or time is one that can easily be imagined or known about before it happens The increased demand for organic produce was not foreseeable ten years ago. • for the foreseeable… …   English dictionary

  • foreseeable — adjective Date: 1804 1. being such as may be reasonably anticipated < foreseeable problems > 2. lying within the range for which forecasts are possible < in the foreseeable future > • foreseeability noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foreseeable — [fɔːˈsiːəb(ə)l] adj a foreseeable event or time is one that can easily be imagined or known about before it happens Syn: predictable Ant: unforeseeable • the foreseeable future the time in the near future in which you can guess what might… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • foreseeable — adjective able to be foreseen or anticipated This dictionary will be nowhere near complete in the foreseeable future …   Wiktionary


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