strict liability

/ˌstrɪkt laɪəˈbɪləti/ (say .strikt luyuh'biluhtee)

noun Law
liability regardless of fault, that is, by proving actus reus though not necessarily mens rea.
Also, absolute liability.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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