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Due Care

due care n

: the care that an ordinarily reasonable and prudent person would use under the same or similar circumstances called also ordinary care reasonable care see also due diligence compare fault, negligence



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.