duty of care - definition and synonyms

noun [singular] mainly British 

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/ˌdjuːti əv ˈkeə(r)/
  1. a legal or moral responsibility that someone has to make sure other people are safe and well

    Employers have a duty of care to take the health and safety of workers and visitors extremely seriously.

    impose a duty of care (on someone):

    In some cases, the law automatically imposes a duty of care on certain people.

    breach a duty of care:

    The claimant must show that the defendant breached his duty of care.