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(law) A fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."
Used other than as an idiom: see reasonable, person.
The licensing authority must form a view as to whether a reasonable person would consider the observations frivolous or vexatious.
No reasonable person is objecting to the FBI's right to conduct a wiretap.
No reasonable person is objecting to the FBI 's right to conduct a wiretap.
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