Negligence

Definition of Negligence

Neg´li`gence
n.1.The quality or state of being negligent; lack of due diligence or care; omission of duty; habitual neglect; heedlessness.
2.An act or instance of negligence or carelessness.
remarking his beauties, . . . I must also point out his negligences and defects.
- Blair.
3.(Law) The omission of the care usual under the circumstances, being convertible with the Roman culpa. A specialist is bound to higher skill and diligence in his specialty than one who is not a specialist, and liability for negligence varies acordingly.
Contributory negligence
See under Contributory.

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