culpa levis in abstracto

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, literally, slight negligence in the abstract

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“Culpa levis in abstracto.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culpa%20levis%20in%20abstracto. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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