culpa lata

noun culpa la·ta
variants: or

culpa magna

\-ˈmägnə, -mag-\

Definition of culpa lata

Roman & civil law

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

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Origin and Etymology of culpa lata

Late Latin, literally, great negligence

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