culpa lata

noun
culpa la·​ta | \-lā-\
variants: or culpa magna \ -​ˈmägnə, -​mag-​ \

Definition of culpa lata 

Roman & civil law

: the absence of the degree of care even inattentive or thoughtless persons would exercise under all the circumstances : gross negligence

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History and Etymology for culpa lata

Late Latin, literally, great negligence

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