neglect of duty


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Noun1.neglect of duty - (law) breach of a duty
negligence, nonperformance, carelessness, neglect - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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This neglect of duty may be disguised under affected but unsubstantial provisions, so as not to appear, and of course not to excite any alarm in the people for the safety of the Constitution.
Returning back to his own vessel, he was charged with neglect of duty, and the ship given to a favourite page of Publicola, the vice-admiral; whereupon he retired to a poor farm at a great distance from Rome, and there ended his life.
An expression which Katharine knew well from her childhood, when he asked her to shield him in some neglect of duty, came into his eyes; malice, humor, and irresponsibility were blended in it.
Nay, Lady Bellaston," said Jones, "I am sure your ladyship will not upbraid me with neglect of duty, when I only waited for orders.
If I had not seen him, I should have felt unhappy over neglect of duty.
The place was said to have been built in the days of King Henry the Eighth; and there was a legend, not only that Queen Elizabeth had slept there one night while upon a hunting excursion, to wit, in a certain oak-panelled room with a deep bay window, but that next morning, while standing on a mounting block before the door with one foot in the stirrup, the virgin monarch had then and there boxed and cuffed an unlucky page for some neglect of duty.
Au reste, we all know them: danger of bad example to innocence of childhood; distractions and consequent neglect of duty on the part of the attached--mutual alliance and reliance; confidence thence resulting- -insolence accompanying--mutiny and general blow-up.
I found my voice, and stammered out as if conscious of some gross neglect of duty, 'I don't know where the cabin-table is.
In a decision recently signed by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, Montasir Sabal was found guilty of gross neglect of duty.
In December 2017, the Ombudsman found the commissioners guilty of conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service, aggravated by simple misconduct and simple neglect of duty.
The President said local executives could also face charges of neglect of duty if they fail to address the drug problem in their areas.
The area people demanded action against concerned officials of sub division as a precious life was lost due to serious neglect of duty.