ordinary prudent man

See the ordinary prudent man.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • the ordinary prudent man — The standard man; the average prudent individual; the reasonable and prudent man or the careful and diligent man. An abstract man of ordinary mental and physical capacity, but an ideal man in the sense that his conduct is in every case the gauge… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • prudent man — See the ordinary prudent man. prudent man rule. The rule that one taking a negotiable instrument from the payee or prior endorsee is put upon inquiry as to infirmity or defect in the instrument by circumstances calculated to arouse the suspicions …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • prudent man rule — n: a rule giving discretion to a fiduciary and esp. a trustee to manage another s affairs and invest another s money with such skill and care as a person of ordinary prudence and intelligence would use in managing his or her own affairs or… …   Law dictionary

  • prudent operator rule — The rule that a stipulation in an oil and gas lease on a royalty basis that development shall be at the discretion of the lessee does not leave development to the uncontrolled will of the lessee, he being required to do by way of development that …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ordinary — or·di·nary adj: of a kind to be expected from the average person or in the normal course of events; broadly: of a common kind or degree an ordinary proceeding compare extraordinary Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • ordinary care — A standard for the determination of negligence; the degree of diligence which one must observe in the performance of his common law duty to use care to prevent injury to others. A relative standard; due care according to the circumstances of the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • reasonably prudent person — See prudent; the ordinary prudent man …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • standard man — See the ordinary prudent man …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • standard of care — The standard according to which negligence in a particular situation is determined. The care which an ordinary prudent person would exercise under like circumstances. The supposititious course of an ordinary prudent and careful person under the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Bartlett v Barclays Bank — In English case law, Bartlett v Barclays Bank [1980] Ch 15, and the eponymous rule in Bartlett v Barclays Bank relate to the duties of trustees in connection with companies whose shares are part of the trust property. Despite the commonly used… …   Wikipedia

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