Definition of strict liability in English:

strict liability


mass nounLaw
  • Liability which does not depend on actual negligence or intent to harm.

    • ‘Under these laws, one may sue for nuisance, trespass, negligence, strict liability or product liability.’
    • ‘Thirdly, the argument is in favour of negligence liability, not strict liability.’
    • ‘Apart from the above examples of possible strict liability at common law, strict liability invariably arises in respect of offences created by statute.’
    • ‘These observations are not necessarily an obstacle to an international court relying on general principles to found a principle of strict liability in international law.’
    • ‘As I have said, if this is an offence of strict liability, the defendant's mistake is irrelevant.’