absolute liability
absolute liability see liability 2b

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

absolute liability
a phrase to describe a case where liability attaches to a person on the happening of a given condition and despite any care that that person may have taken and despite any facts suggesting the happening was outside human foresight. It appears in some statutory crimes and civil duties. See fault, strict liability.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


absolute liability

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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