What does WEAR AND TEAR mean?

WEAR AND TEAR meaning in General Dictionary

reduction in worth of a valuable asset because of obsolescence or use

WEAR AND TEAR meaning in Law Dictionary

"normal damage" indicates deterioration or depreciation invalue by ordinary and reasonable use of the subject-matter. Green v. Kelly, 20 N. J.Law, 048.

Sentence Examples with the word WEAR AND TEAR

Taking into account the original cost of such machines, and the unavoidable wear and tear upon the retorts brought about by using labour-saving appliances, and the fact that the coke-dust is very detrimental to the machinery, it is clear that the suggestion of setting the retorts at an incline in order to facilitate the work presented great inducements to the gas manager.

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