culpa lata


culpa la·​ta
variants or culpa magna
Roman & civil law
: the absence of the degree of care even inattentive or thoughtless persons would exercise under all the circumstances : gross negligence

Word History


Late Latin, literally, great negligence

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“Culpa lata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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