Strict Liability Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Strict Liability?

(n) ‘Strict liability’ is defined as the liability which falls on the person by virtue of possessing any dangerous articles and caused by such articles whether by negligence or not by the person possessing such articles. It gives an implied liability on the person to take all precautions. For example if somebody carries gunpowder, some on thrown a lighted match in it and it exploded, the person carrying the gunpowder is liable for the damages