reasonable person

Definition of "reasonable person"
  1. A hypothetical individual used in legal contexts to denote behavior that's legally appropriate; failure to meet this legal standard can result in negligence liability
How to use "reasonable person" in a sentence
  1. The judge asked the jury to consider what a reasonable person would have done in the same situation.
  2. Because he didn’t meet the standard of a reasonable person, he was held liable for the car accident.
  3. In this case, the law considers the actions of the defendant against the benchmark of a reasonable person.

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