culpa levissima


culpa le·​vis·​si·​ma
Roman & civil law
: negligence arising from the slightest fault : very slight negligence arising from the failure to exercise the most exact care which a most diligent father would exercise under all the circumstances

Word History


New Latin, literally, slightest negligence

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“Culpa levissima.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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