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.

Dictionary definition

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.

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy