reasonable person

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reasonable person (plural reasonable persons or reasonable people)

  1. (law) A fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see reasonable,‎ person.

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