Associations to the word «Negligence»
NEGLIGENCE, noun. The state of being negligent.
NEGLIGENCE, noun. (legal) (singulare tantum) The tort whereby a duty of reasonable care was breached, causing damage: any conduct short of intentional or reckless action that falls below the legal standard for preventing unreasonable injury.
NEGLIGENCE, noun. (legal) (uncountable) The breach of a duty of care: the failure to exercise a standard of care that a reasonable person would have in a similar situation.
NEGLIGENCE, noun. Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances.
NEGLIGENCE, noun. The trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern.
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