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  1. reasonable personnoun

    A fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."

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  1. Reasonable person

    The reasonable person is one of many tools for explaining the law to a jury. The "reasonable person" is an emergent concept of common law. While there is consensus in black letter law, there is no universally accepted, technical definition. As a legal fiction, the "reasonable person" is not an average person or a typical person. Instead, the "reasonable person" is a composite of a relevant community's judgment as to how a typical member of said community should behave in situations that might pose a threat of harm to the public. The standard also holds that each person owes a duty to behave as a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances. While the specific circumstances of each case will require varying kinds of conduct and degrees of care, the reasonable person standard undergoes no variation itself. The "reasonable person" construct can be found applied in many areas of the law. The standard performs a crucial role in determining negligence in both criminal law—that is, criminal negligence—and tort law. The standard also has a presence in contract law, though its use there is substantially different. It is used to determine contractual intent, or if a breach of the standard of care has occurred, provided a duty of care can be proven. The intent of a party can be determined by examining the understanding of a reasonable person, after consideration is given to all relevant circumstances of the case including the negotiations, any practices the parties have established between themselves, usages and any subsequent conduct of the parties.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reasonable person in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reasonable person in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of reasonable person in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Miller:

    What’s most disappointing about this situation, however, is that Haggstrom left on his own terms – with a lifetime pension – even though any reasonable person would conclude that he should have been fired years ago.

  2. Robert Kelner:

    Gen. Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit. ... No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch-hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution, i think we should hear from him in the public and that we should get to the bottom of just exactly why was he working with Russia.

  3. William Marler:

    The law would presume that a reasonable person wouldn't be consuming a product, despite what the president said.

  4. Justice Stephen Breyer:

    Any reasonable person looking at this would say, 'No, his reason was a purpose to discriminate on the basis of race,'.

  5. Joshua Bressler:

    If the facts as reported are true, a claim for defamation generally won’t succeed, even if the facts are true, however, some states recognize a claim for public disclosure of private facts.In such a case, if disclosure of the information without consent would be considered highly offensive to a reasonable person, and if the disclosure is not ‘newsworthy,’ such a claim could succeed.

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