culpable negligence

idiom

Definition of culpable negligence

formal, law
: negligence that is regarded as a crime
  • The defendant is charged with culpable negligence.

Word by Word Definitions

culpable play
  1. : guilty, criminal

  2. : meriting condemnation or blame especially as wrong or harmful

negligence play
  1. : the quality or state of being negligent

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

  3. : an act or instance of being negligent


Law Dictionary

culpable negligence

noun

legal Definition of culpable negligence

: criminal negligence at negligence

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