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comparative negligence

  law:  negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff
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Strongly Associated with:   contributory negligence
Comparative negligence contrasts with the doctrine of contributory negligence, which can disallow recovery by a plaintiff whose actions contributed (even in a small way) to the damages.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   comparative negligence , homicide [2] , extortion [3] , slander [3] , libel [4] , breaking and entering [5] , manslaughter [5] , aggravated assault [7] , assault and battery [8]
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