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negligence

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noun neg·li·gence \ˈne-gli-jən(t)s\

Simple Definition of negligence

  • : failure to take the care that a responsible person usually takes : lack of normal care or attention

Full Definition of negligence

  1. 1 a :  the quality or state of being negligent b :  failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances

  2. 2 :  an act or instance of being negligent

Examples of negligence

  1. The company was charged with negligence in the manufacturing of the defective tires.

  2. <exhibiting his usual negligence, he failed to set the emergency brake, and the car rolled down the steep hill and crashed into the telephone pole>



14th Century

First Known Use of negligence

14th century



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negligence

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noun neg·li·gence \ˈne-glə-jəns\

Definition of negligence

  1. :  failure to take proper or normal care of something or someone





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