willful neglect

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Noun1.willful neglect - 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"
neglectfulness, negligence, neglect - the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
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Clearly, Judge Gregory failed in his duty to punish the parents for their willful neglect.
Despite growing support here and around the world, the Central Library lost the battle to survive in the face of willful neglect by Birmingham City Council, the unbending aspirations of Argent PLC and its opponents who shared Prince Charles' visceral dislike of its uncompromising appearance.
The fourth defendant in the dock during the hearing, 29-year-old Jade Pugh of Heol Fawr, North Cornelly, denied three charges of willful neglect allegedly committed against Caroline Sullivan on June 17, 2012; Lillian Maud Williams between October 14 and 24 the same year and Ronald Bevan on October 18, 2012.
Following a violation of willful neglect that has been corrected within 30 days of discovery, a civil penalty could total $10,000 to $50,000 per violation.
A taxpayer who files a delinquent tax return must pay a penalty of 5% of the tax liability per month or portion of a month, up to a maximum of 25%, unless the taxpayer can prove that the failure to file a timely return was due to reasonable cause and not due to willful neglect (Sec.
The tot's mother Rachael Martin walked free from court after being cleared of allowing her daughter's death and willful neglect.
The Secretary maintains the ability to respond to violations that do not involve willful neglect with educational efforts.
A 5 percent penalty if the failure is for not more than 1 month, with an additional 5 percent for each additional month, not to exceed a total of 25 percent; unless it is shown that the failure was due to reasonable cause and not due to willful neglect.
Generally, I believe this to be an issue of complacency rather than willful neglect or lack of training.
The mother, who is of no fixed abode and cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted willful neglect, mistreatment and long abandonment of her baby between December 2006 and January 2007.
6107(b) must pay a penalty of $50 for each such failure, unless it is shown that it is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect (Sec.
Penny Moreland, prosecuting, said each charge was linked to a charge of willful neglect.