vicarious liability

Definition of "vicarious liability"
  1. An entity's legal responsibility for the wrongful or negligent actions committed by another individual, usually in a supervisorial relationship, such as an employer for an employee
How to use "vicarious liability" in a sentence
  1. Due to vicarious liability, the company was held responsible for the damage caused by its delivery driver's reckless driving.
  2. The building owner faced vicarious liability when the building manager discriminated against tenants based on religion.
  3. Parents can come under vicarious liability for the harmful actions committed by their children.

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