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duty of care (ˈdjuːtɪ əv kɛə) 



  1. the legal obligation to safeguard others from harm while they are in your care, using your services, or exposed to your activities   ⇒ the school's duty of care towards its pupils, 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.
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)
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)
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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