negligence

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neg·li·gence

 (nĕg′lĭ-jəns)
n.
1. The state or quality of being negligent.
2. A negligent act or a failure to act.
3. Law
a. Failure to use the degree of care appropriate to the circumstances, resulting in an unintended injury to another.
b. An act or omission showing such lack of care.

negligence

(ˈnɛɡlɪdʒəns)
n
1. the state or quality of being negligent
2. a negligent act
3. (Law) law a civil wrong whereby a person or party is in breach of a legal duty of care to another which results in loss or injury to the claimant

neg•li•gence

(ˈnɛg lɪ dʒəns)

n.
1. the quality, fact, or result of being negligent; neglect.
2. an instance of being negligent.
3. Law. the failure to exercise a reasonable degree of care, esp. for the protection of other persons.
[1300–50; Middle English, variant of necligence < Latin necligentia. See negligent, -ence]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.negligence - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
nonaccomplishment, nonachievement - an act that does not achieve its intended goal
dereliction - willful negligence
comparative negligence - (law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff
concurrent negligence - (law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately
contributory negligence - (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence; "in common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages"
criminal negligence, culpable negligence - (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)
neglect of duty - (law) breach of a duty
dodging, escape, evasion - nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
2.negligence - the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
carelessness, sloppiness - the quality of not being careful or taking pains
dereliction, willful neglect, delinquency - a tendency to be negligent and uncaring; "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"
laxness, remissness, laxity, slackness - the quality of being lax and neglectful

negligence

negligence

noun
The state or quality of being negligent:
Translations
إهْمال، قِلَّة إهْتِمام
nedbalost
uagtsomhed
huolimattomuus
kæruleysi
nevērībanolaidība
malomarnost
dikkatsizlikihmalkârlık

negligence

[ˈneglɪdʒəns] N
1. (= carelessness) → negligencia f
through negligencepor negligencia
2. (Jur) → negligencia f

negligence

[ˈnɛglɪdʒəns] nnégligence f

negligence

n (= carelessness)Nachlässigkeit f; (causing danger, Jur) → Fahrlässigkeit f

negligence

[ˈnɛglɪdʒns] nnegligenza
through negligence → per negligenza
criminal negligence (Law) → reato d'omissione

negligence

(ˈneglidʒəns) noun
carelessness. The accident was caused by the driver's negligence.
ˈnegligent adjective
ˈnegligently adverb

neg·li·gence

n. negligencia, descuido.

negligence

n negligencia
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