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recklessness

noun reck·less·ness

Legal Definition of recklessness

  1. :  the quality or state of being reckless; also :  reckless conduct — compare negligence

Additional Notes on recklessness

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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