Definition - What does Duty mean?

Duty, better known as legal duty, is the duty an individual has to follow the laws of the jurisdiction. More specifically, legal duty entails that a person adhere to a standard of reasonableness when conducting any activity.

Duty may be called a legal duty or standard of care.

Justipedia explains Duty

The concept of legal duty is most frequently dealt with in the context of tort, or civil, law. Specifically, the concept of an individual possessing a legal duty is addressed most frequently under negligence. Negligence is a cause for civil action. There are four elements that an individual must prove in order to show that any type of negligence occurred. The first element is to prove that a person or entity had a legal duty to another person or entity.

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