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Absolute liability


Absolute liability is a standard of legal liability found in tort and criminal law of various legal jurisdictions.

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Google previewUnlocking Criminal Law (2013)

by Jacqueline Martin, Tony Storey

Absolute liability means that no mens rea at all is required for the offence. It involves status offences; that is, offences where the actus reus is a state of affairs. The defendant is liable because they have 'been found' in a certain situation.

Google previewContracts and the Legal Environment for Engineers and Architects (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Absolute liability: Absolute liability is a standard of legal liability found in tort and criminal law of various legal jurisdictions. To be convictedof anordinary crime, in certain jurisdictions, a person must not only have committed a criminal action, but ...


ABSOLUTE LIABILITY liability without fault; also known as liability Without regard to fault or strict liability. Absolute liability is imposed in various states when actions of an individual or business ...

Google previewAn International Dictionary of Accounting and Taxation (2004)

Twelve Thousand Plus Entries on Accounting, Auditing and Taxation in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia by Guy Wanjialin

absolute liability a form of liability without fault, such as product liability. Also: liability without regard to fault; strict liability. absolute priority rule (APR) the idea that creditors' claims take precedence over the ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1905)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield

Necessity of negligence on part of railroad companyi : No obligation to fence, 16- 498 Statutes creating absolute liability irrespective of negligence or duty to fence, 16-474 Notirr of defects. see infra. Liability under statutes relating to erection ...

Google previewInsurance Dictionary (2002)

What Means what when it Comes to Life, Health, Business, Home, Auto and Other Coverages by Silver Lake Publishing

Absolute Liability. A liability that arises from ex- tremely dangerous operations, such as the use of explosives (e.g., a contractor would almost certainly be liable for damages caused by vibrations of the earth following an explosive detonation).

Google previewBuilding Law Encyclopaedia (2009)

by David Chappell, Michael Dunn, Michael Cowlin

Absolute liability (sometimes known as 'strict liability' (qv)) is where a liability is carried irrespective of the degree of care taken. No proof of negligence or fault is required. It is sufficient only that a particular incident has occurred. This type of ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

DIVORCE absolute estate — see ESTATE 1 absolute fee — see FEE 1 absolute immunity — see IMMUNITY absolute liability — see LIABILITY 2b absolutely privileged communication n : PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION 2a absolute nullity ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

Absolute Liability in Tort ▷ Strict Liability Absolute Risk Definition Absolute risk is the probability of an event in a population under study. Cross-References ▷ Risk Absorption Definition ...

Google previewMellinkoff's Dictionary of American Legal Usage (2009)

by David Mellinkoff

absolute liability Elsee strict liability. absolute nuisance nsee nuisance. absolute presumption Elsee presumption.

Google previewThe Norton Dictionary of Modern Thought (1999)

by Alan Bullock

absolute liability, see under strict LIABILITY. absolute poverty. The state of existing below the income that secures the bare essentials of food, clothing, and shelter. World Bank (see bretton woods) economists, who assume a population ...

Google previewLaw Dictionary: Sixth Edition

ABSOLUTE LIABILITY see strict liability. CURRENT LIABILITIES in accounting, debts due within one year, including such items as salary payable to employees, purchase costs payable to suppliers, taxes, and portion of long-term debt due in ...

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