Adequate(redirected from adequacies)
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Sufficient; equal to what is required; suitable to the case or occasion.
A law that requires Public Utilities to provide adequate service does not create a right for customers to sue the electric company whenever the meat in their freezers spoils because of a power outage in the absence of Negligence. Service does not have to be perfect in order to meet a standard of adequacy.