concert of action

Definitions of "concert of action"
  1. The idea used in tort law that holds all individuals responsible who performed wrongful acts contributing to someone's injury, despite only one person directly causing the injury
  2. A principle from criminal law that makes a person who assisted or encouraged a criminal act just as accountable for the criminal act as the one who actually committed it
How to use "concert of action" in a sentence
  1. The court applied the concert of action theory, holding the group liable for the plaintiff's injury even though only one member caused it.
  2. Under the concert of action rule, a person who provided support for the criminal act was also held responsible.
  3. Not every participant may have thrown the rock at the window, but under the principle of concert of action, each is liable for the damage.

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