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In this context, volenti can be distinguished from legal consent in that the latter can prevent some torts arising in the first place.

- Volenti non fit injuria

In English law, the principle of volenti non fit injuria (Latin: "to a willing person, injury is not done") applies not only to participants in sport, but also to spectators and to any others who willingly engage in activities where there is a risk of injury.

- Consent
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Tort

Civil wrong that causes a claimant to suffer loss or harm, resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act.

Civil wrong that causes a claimant to suffer loss or harm, resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act.

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Consent and warning: Typically, a victim cannot hold another liable if the victim has implicitly or explicitly consented to engage in a risky activity. This is frequently summarised by the maxim "volenti non fit injuria" (Latin: "to a willing person, no injury is done" or "no injury is done to a person who consents"). In many cases, those engaging in risky activities will be asked to sign a waiver releasing another party from liability. For example, spectators to certain sports are assumed to accept a risk of injury, such as a hockey puck or baseball striking a member of the audience. Warnings by the defendant may also provide a defence depending upon the jurisdiction and circumstances. This issue arises, for example, in the duty of care that landowners have for guests or trespasses, known as occupiers' liability.

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Defense (legal)

Attempt to avoid civil liability or criminal conviction.

Attempt to avoid civil liability or criminal conviction.

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Volenti non fit injuriaconsent by the victim or plaintiff.