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
References in classic literature ?
Some forbear it, not upon negligence alone, but doubting to bring themselves into melancholy, in respect they shall find it broken.
Governments also sometimes alter without seditions by a combination of the meaner people; as at Hersea: for which purpose they changed the mode of election from votes to lots, and thus got themselves chosen: and by negligence, as when the citizens admit those who are not friends to the constitution into the chief offices of the state, which happened at Orus, when the oligarchy of the archons was put an end to at the election of Heracleodorus, who changed that form of government into a democratic free state.
This land, of present mournful interest, had fallen back, owing to the negligence or abandonment of its owners, into the wild character of primitive nature.
He is a dark- skinned gipsy in aspect, in dress and manners a gentleman: that is, as much a gentleman as many a country squire: rather slovenly, perhaps, yet not looking amiss with his negligence, because he has an erect and handsome figure; and rather morose.
This proceeds in a great measure from the diversity of religions which are tolerated there, either by negligence or from motives of policy; and the same cause hath produced such various revolutions, revolts, and civil wars within these later ages.
More I did not hear, except for some flying exclamations of "What negligence and carelessness
Her hair, esteemed beautiful in proportion to its length, is carefully plaited, and made to fall with seeming negligence over either breast.
The negligence and disorder of the whole man, with something fierce and sullen in his features, gave him a picturesque appearance, that attracted the regards even of the Maypole customers who knew him well, and caused Long Parkes to say that Hugh looked more like a poaching rascal to-night than ever he had seen him yet.
Feeling it necessary to do something then, he stretched himself out at greater length, and, reclining with the back of his head on the end of the sofa, and smoking with an infinite assumption of negligence, turned his common face, and not too sober eyes, towards the face looking down upon him so carelessly yet so potently.
She began to set the toilet-stand to rights, grumbling at the negligence of the quadroon, who was in the adjoining room putting the children to bed.
Design could never bring them in each other's way: negligence could never leave them exposed to a surprise; and chance had less in its favour in the crowd of London than even in the retirement of Barton, where it might force him before her while paying that visit at Allenham on his marriage, which Mrs.
Availing himself of their negligence, by a sudden exertion of strength and activity, Gurth shook himself free of their hold, and might have escaped, could he have resolved to leave his master's property behind him.