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SKILL, contracts. The art of doing a thing as it ought to be done.
     2. Every person who purports to have skill in la business, and undertakes for hire to perform it, is bound to do it with ordinary skill, and is responsible civilly in damages for the want of it; 11 M. & W. 483; and sometimes he is responsible criminally. Vide Mala Praxis; 2 Russ. on Cr. 288,
     3. The degree of skill and diligence required, rises in proportion to the value of the article, and the delicacy of the operation: more skill is required, for example, to repair a very delicate mathematical instrument, than upon a common instrument. Jones' Bailm. 91; 2 Kent, Com. 458, 463; 1 Bell's Com. 459; 2 Ld. Raym. 909, 918; Domat, liv. 1, t. 4, Sec. 8, n. 1; Poth. Louage, n. 425; Pardess. n. 528; Ayl. Pand. B. 4, t. 7, p. 466; Ersk. Inst. B. 3, t. 3, Sec. 16; 1 Rolle, Ab. 10; Story's Bailm. Sec. 431, et seq.; 2 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 144.

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This is especially dangerous for the Contractor, who may exercise all reasonable skill and care when carrying out the design for the works and constructing the works, and comply with all other Contractual obligations but still remain liable for breach.
A paper plate has also never attacked me and yet on occasion I mention this as a reasonable size for a target to practice on if where one practices humanoid targets are not appropriate or if one doesn't wish to project the image of shooting for personal defense yet wished to acquire reasonable skills for personal defense.
Use of this criterion requires patent attorneys, patent office examiners, and judges to imagine persons with reasonable skill in an art, and then speculate as to what might have been obvious to them at the time that an applicant filed his patent application.
School mathematics programs are designed so that grades 1 and 2 culminate in reasonable skill in addition and subtraction of whole numbers, including memorization of the 200 addition and subtraction facts.
Remember, disclosure of the method means providing information in sufficient detail, so another lab with reasonable skill can duplicate the analysis.
The power of the CCD camera, however, has opened us to a world where astronomical claims can be tested by anyone with moderate equipment and reasonable skill.
This music is not easy to perform well, but the edition will be a welcome addition to the library of any collegium with reasonable skill in performing early music.
If you get food poisoning from a restaurant, please remember that the Supply of Goods and Services Act says your food should be prepared with reasonable skill and care, be fit for purpose and of satisfactory quality.
Under the new period" for online extended from seven | Services must be provided within a reasonable time, at a reasonable cost and with reasonable skill and care.
In the context of insurance, one who holds himself out to the public as an insurance broker owes a duty to his or her principal to exercise reasonable skill, care and diligence in effecting the insurance.
On a recent Saturday, potential recruits, several taller than 6 feet, did sprints, dribbling exercises, layups and defensive drills with reasonable skill.
The Robinsons said that through planning manager Graeme Lind they had failed to "exercise reasonable skill and care" in their investment advice.

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