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Definition of Negligence

Negligence

  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.
  3. 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.

Negligence Quotations

The real and effectual discipline which is exercised over a workman is that of his customers. It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.
Adam Smith

We need the compassion and the courage to change the conditions that support our suffering. Those conditions are things like ignorance, bitterness, negligence, clinging, and holding on.
Sharon Salzberg

Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves.
Owen Feltham

Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised.
Ben Jonson

Being made to feel like an irrelevant child was probably an asset. Benign negligence is not a bad parental attitude or at least a cross between a benevolent dictator and benign negligence - you should just let kids crack on with it.
Clare Balding
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Negligence Translations

negligence in Dutch is nonchalance, nalatigheid
negligence in Spanish is negligencia
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