Respondeat Superior Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Respondeat Superior, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Respondeat Superior?

(n) Doctrine of Respondent superior implies the responsibility of the superiors on the actions done by their employees, agents, subordinates etc when they are doing such actions during their assigned duties. So when an accident happens while handling an explosive involved in the work assigned to such person, The master is responsible for such loss. The Latin word (rehs-pond-dee-at superior) means ‘let the master answer’