recklessness

noun

reck·​less·​ness
: the quality or state of being reckless
also : reckless conduct compare negligence

Note: Recklessness may be the basis for civil and often criminal liability. Unlike negligence it requires conscious disregard of risk to others.

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“Recklessness.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/recklessness. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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