Definitions for "Imputed Negligence"
The legal principle that one party may be held liable for the negligence of another due to the special relationship existing between the two parties.
Negligence which is not directly attributable to the person himself, but which is the negligence of a person who is in privity (has a particular legal relationship) with him, and with whose fault he is chargeable.
Negligence of one person for which another person is made legally responsible due to the legal relationship of the two persons. The person to whom the negligence is "imputed" is said to be vicariously negligent. This concept applies in agency relationships, such as employer-employee.