Due Care

Business, Legal & Accounting Glossary

Definition: Due Care




What is the dictionary definition of Due Care?

Dictionary Definition


n. the conduct that a reasonable man or woman will exercise in a particular situation, in looking out for the safety of others. If one uses due care then an injured party cannot prove negligence. This is one of those nebulous standards by which negligence is tested. Each juror has to determine what a “reasonable” man or woman would do.


Cite Term


To help you cite our definitions in your bibliography, here is the proper citation layout for the three major formatting styles, with all of the relevant information filled in.

Page URL
https://payrollheaven.com/define/due-care/
Modern Language Association (MLA):
Due Care. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 28, 2021 https://payrollheaven.com/define/due-care/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Due Care. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/due-care/ (accessed: September 28, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Due Care. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved September 28, 2021, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/due-care/

Definition Sources


Definitions for Due Care are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 27th April, 2020 | 5 Views.