inadvertence

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

Definition of inadvertence

  1. 1 :  the fact or action of being inadvertent

  2. 2 :  a result of inattention :  oversight

Origin and Etymology of inadvertence

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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inadvertence

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

Legal Definition of inadvertence

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


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