Respondeat Superior

Definition of "Respondeat superior"

Sandra  Walker Payne real estate agent
Sandra Walker Payne, Real Estate Agent Goode Realty, Llc

Latin for "Let the superior reply." That is, an employer is liable for the torts of employees that result from their employment. For example, an insurance company (the master) acts through its agent (servant); because of this master-servant relationship, any wrongs the agent commits are deemed to have been committed by the insurance company, which must accept responsibility.


Need help from a real estate agent?

Buy Sell Rent

I agree to receive FREE real estate advice.

Are you a real estate agent?

Residential Rental Commercial

I agree to receive FREE real estate advice.

Have a question or comment? We're here to help.


*** Your email address will remain confidential.


Popular Insurance Terms

Popular Insurance Questions