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contributory negligence

  law:  partial responsibility for one’s own injury or damage
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Strongly Associated with:   comparative negligence
Most jurisdictions have replaced contributory negligence with comparative negligence. The common law defense of contributory negligence may shield a defendant who is guilty of negligence from liability if the plaintiff was also negligent — especially if the plaintiff had the last clear chance to prevent the injury.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   contributory 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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