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negligence

noun

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1 failure to take the care that a cautious person usually takes
  • exhibiting his usual negligence, he failed to set the emergency brake, and the car rolled down the steep hill and crashed into the telephone pole

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2 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action
  • the factory's owners are being charged with criminal negligence for the fire that killed a dozen workers

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The first known use of negligence was in the 14th century

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“Negligence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/negligence. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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