Respondeat Superior


Definition of "Respondeat superior"

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term used in law stating 'allow the principal to respond'. An owner of property is legally liable for the improper actions of an agent representing him if it is within the scope of the duties reasonably expected to be performed. For example, a landlord may be held accountable for injury to prospective homeowners when the agent gets into an automobile accident showing them around to different apartment buildings.

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