legal duty legal duty

Definition(s):

  • (n) acts which the law requires be done or forborne

Usage(s):

  1. President Coolidge has taken unto himself this extra-legal duty, as has many another President.
  2. Their legal duty was to answer the prosecutor's questions and to tell the truth honestly as they knew it, and the President's comments in no conceivable way affected that duty.
  3. If this cannot be accomplished promptly, the Turkish armed forces, fulfilling their legal duty to protect the republic, will take power.

News

  • Court denies faith-healing appeal in boy’s death

    PORTLAND — The Oregon Court of Appeals denied an appeal from a faith-healing couple convicted of negligent homicide in the death of their 16-year-old son. Jeffrey and Marci Beagley of Oregon City contend they had no legal duty to provide medical care for their child and that the judge who …
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

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