culpable negligence

Definition of culpable negligence

formal, law

  1. :  negligence that is regarded as a crime The defendant is charged with culpable negligence.

Word by Word Definitions

culpableplay
  1. :  guilty, criminal

    :  meriting condemnation or blame especially as wrong or harmful

negligenceplay
  1. :  the quality or state of being negligent

    :  failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances

    :  an act or instance of being negligent


Law Dictionary

culpable negligence

noun

Legal Definition of culpable negligence

  1. :  criminal negligence at negligence


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