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 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 : an act or instance of being negligent
Examples of negligence
The company was charged with negligence in the manufacturing of the defective tires.
<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>
First Known Use of negligence
NEGLIGENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of negligence
: failure to take proper or normal care of something or someone
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