negligent entrustment

Definition of "negligent entrustment"
  1. The act of giving a potentially harmful object, like a vehicle, to someone who is thoughtless, unprepared, or unfit to handle it safely
How to use "negligent entrustment" in a sentence
  1. When the keys to a powerful sports car were given to an unlicensed teenager, it was a case of negligent entrustment.
  2. A business can be held responsible for negligent entrustment if they provide equipment to an employee who isn't trained to use it safely.
  3. If a gun store owner sells a weapon to someone who appears intoxicated, they can be charged with negligent entrustment.

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