inadvertence

noun in·ad·ver·tence \ ˌi-nəd-ˈvər-tᵊn(t)s \

Definition of inadvertence

1 :the fact or action of being inadvertent
2 :a result of inattention :oversight

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Origin and Etymology of inadvertence

Middle English, from Medieval Latin inadvertentia, from Latin in- + advertent-, advertens, present participle of advertere to advert


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inadvertence

noun in·ad·ver·tence \ ˌin-əd-ˈvərt-ᵊns \

legal Definition of inadvertence

:an accidental oversight (as failing to sign a form)

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