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reasonable person

In law, a hypothetical person against which the defendant's actions in a case are judged. The goal is to determine whether or not a "reasonable person" would act as the defendant did. Any reasonable person would have done the same thing my client did in that situation, and you know it!
See also: person, reasonable
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This is determined by a "reasonable person" standard--would a reasonable person in similar circumstances have known of the item of community income.
2003-61 also implies that a reasonable person standard will apply as under Sec.