reasonable diligence


reasonable diligence
A relative term. Diligence as required by the circumstances of the case. 38 Am J1st Negl § 29. In any business involving the personal safety and lives of others, reasonable diligence is nothing less than the most watchful care and the most active diligence; anything short of this is negligence and carelessness. Stanley v Steele, 77 Conn 688, 60 A 640. See reasonable time.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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