reasonable person


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reasonable person

(in law) a hypothetical person who possesses the qualities that are used as an objective standard on which to judge a defendant's action in a negligence suit. In such suits it must be decided whether or not a reasonable person, under the same circumstances, would have acted in the same way as the defendant.

reasonable person

see reasonable person principle.
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