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LATENT DEFECT Definition & Legal Meaning

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Defect in an item found after the delivery of the item, discovered through the normal use of the item. This defect type is typically not found through normal inspection/investigation techniques. The defect can be in either the item’s material and/or workmanship. Also known as hidden defect. Also refer to patent defect.


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