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 of a prudent man, so as to be charged with constructive notice of the infirmity or defect by his failure to make inquiry with reasonable diligence. 11 Am J2d B & N § 431.

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

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