reasonable person

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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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Submitted on July 07, 2010

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reasonable personUsed other than as an idiom: see reasonable, person.
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