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duty of care (ˈdjuːtɪ əv keə) 

Definitions

noun

  1. the legal obligation to safeguard others from harm while they are in your care, using your services, or exposed to your activities   ⇒ Your hospital has a duty of care to you and your baby.

Example Sentences Including 'duty of care'

'Get stuck in lads, but also bear in mind your duty of care towards the opposition.
Spiked
Both are a disgrace to their calling because they seduced, manipulated and exploited children to whom they had a duty of care.
Australian News Misc (2004)
Gilbert is trying to insist to the investigators that all he was doing was showing duty of care to a junior officer.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
His one duty of care to his flock was to save them from the world.
Brian Thompson DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America (2004)
Service chiefs say they have a ` duty of care " to their personnel.
Sun, News of the World (2004)
The department owed the Keeping family a duty of care to act in a "reasonably competent manner," it said.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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