due care

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Degree of care that an ordinary and reasonable person would normally exercise, over his or her own property or under circumstances like those at issue. The concept of due care is used as a test of liability for negligence. Also called ordinary care or reasonable care. See also duty of care.

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You need to make sure that you are taking due care with any shipment that you will be sending out.
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It had to be handled with due care and it had to be handled professionally by the people that were in charge of it.
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The judge ruled that the defendant did not use due care in operating his vehicle when he failed to obey the stop sign and hit the plaintiff's truck.
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