culpa levis in abstracto

culpa levis in ab·​strac·​to | \ -ˌinəbzˈtrak(ˌ)tō, -ˌiˌnab-, -bˈst-\

Definition of culpa levis in abstracto

Roman & civil law
: ordinary negligence arising from the failure to exercise the very high degree of care that men of good business or very prudent persons would exercise under all the circumstances

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History and Etymology for culpa levis in abstracto

New Latin, literally, slight negligence in the abstract

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