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Watchful attention; custody; diligence; concern; caution; as opposed to Negligence or carelessness.

In the law of negligence, the standard of reasonable conduct determines the amount of care to be exercised in a situation. The care taken must be proportional to the apparent risk. As danger increases, commensurate caution must be observed.

Slight care is the care persons of ordinary prudence generally exercise in regard to their personal affairs of minimal importance.

Reasonable care, also known as ordinary care, is the degree of care, diligence, or precaution that may fairly, ordinarily, and properly be expected or required in consideration of the nature of the action, the subject matter, and the surrounding circumstances.

Great care is the degree of care that persons of ordinary prudence usually exercise with respect to their personal affairs of great importance.

Another type of care is that which a fiduciary—a person having a duty, created by his or her undertaking, to act primarily for another's benefit—exercises in regard to valuable possessions entrusted to him or her by another.


n. in law, to be attentive, prudent and vigilant. Essentially, care (and careful) means that a person does everything he/she is supposed to do (to prevent an accident). It is the opposite of negligence (and negligent), which makes the responsible person liable for damages to persons injured. If a person "exercises care," a court cannot find him/her responsible for damages from an accident in which he/she is involved. (See: careless)

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He said that the film also showed that Caro's sister-in-law, Tina, was annoyed with the ugly development.
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Even though they both worked for CNN, which has a reputation as a liberal, anti-gun news network, both De Caro and Russell have concealed-carry firearm licenses.
I just watched a video of Kristina Caro singing and dancing.
El libro se estructura en seis capitulos que evidencian un cuidadoso trabajo de edicion por parte de la tambien profesora Clemencia Tejeiro, a lo largo de los cuales Mesa pone en practica una lectura hegeliana de Miguel Antonio Caro enfocada, particularmente, en las tensiones que su pensamiento y su practica politica tuvieron que enfrentar en el contexto de la emergente <<sociedad civil>> en la Colombia de fines del siglo XIX.
A raiz de que se publico mi libro La CIA, Camarena y Caro Quintero, gente relacionada con las investigaciones del asesinato de Buendia me ha buscado para contarme cosas que quiza publicare en algun momento.
Caro was fascinated by the work I was doing with the woodfired kiln and he would occasionally stop by and purchase some work for himself as well as presents for his friends.
The best explanation for the iconic stripes' function turns out to be discouraging bloodthirsty tabanid flies and tsetse flies, Caro and his colleagues report April 1 in Nature Communications.