respondeat superior

Definition of "respondeat superior"
  1. A legal rule that makes an employer or boss answerable for the actions of its employees or agents, if those actions were done as part of their jobs
How to use "respondeat superior" in a sentence
  1. Because of the principle of respondeat superior, the company was held accountable for the accident caused by the truck driver.
  2. Under respondeat superior, the restaurant was liable for the food poisoning caused by its chef.
  3. The respondeat superior doctrine imposed financial liability on the corporation for the actions of its employees.

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