culpa levis

noun
culpa le·​vis | \ -ˈlevə̇s \

Definition of culpa levis

Roman & civil law
: ordinary or slight negligence arising from failure to exercise such care as a diligent father is accustomed to observe in his own affairs under all the circumstances

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New Latin culpa levis, literally, slight negligence

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“Culpa levis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culpa%20levis. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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