permissive waste

permissive waste
Waste by a tenant, otherwise known as negligent waste or passive waste, in failing to exercise the ordinary care of a prudent man for the preservation and protection of the estate, such as permitting a house to remain uncovered, whereby the timbers become rotten. 56 Am J1st Waste § 4.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Waste — Waste, n. [OE. waste; cf. the kindred AS. w[=e]sten, OHG. w[=o]st[=i], wuost[=i], G. w[ u]ste. See {Waste}, a. & v.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of wasting, or the state of being wasted; a squandering; needless destruction; useless consumption or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • legal waste — Voluntary waste in acts done and permissive waste in acts suffered by neglect. 56 Am J1st Waste § 4 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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