Definition of negligence in English:

negligence

Syllabification: neg·li·gence
Pronunciation: /ˈnegləjəns
 
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noun

  • 1Failure to take proper care in doing something: some of these accidents are due to negligence
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    • Any casualty due to their negligence must be put up for a PIL and proper compensation demanded.
    • We cannot just say it was not negligence without a proper investigation.
    • Death due to negligence occurred in one per cent of this group.
  • 1.1 Law Failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury to another.
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    • They could be facing charges of criminal negligence causing death and injury.
    • I was open to persuasion that the actual facts before the court did not disclose a case of negligence that had any reasonable prospect of success.
    • Their claim is based in contract and tort and includes allegations of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty.

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