What does negligence mean?

Definitions for negligence
ˈnɛg lɪ dʒənsneg·li·gence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformancenoun

    failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

  2. negligence, neglect, neglectfulnessnoun

    the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

Wiktionary

  1. negligencenoun

    The state of being negligent

  2. negligencenoun

    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.

  3. negligencenoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Negligencenoun

    the quality or state of being negligent; lack of due diligence or care; omission of duty; habitual neglect; heedlessness

  2. Negligencenoun

    an act or instance of negligence or carelessness

  3. Negligencenoun

    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

Freebase

  1. Negligence

    Negligence is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances. The area of tort law known as negligence involves harm caused by carelessness, not intentional harm. According to Jay M. Feinman of the Rutgers University School of Law; "those who go personally or bring property where they know that they or it may come into collision with the persons or property of others have by law a duty cast upon them to use reasonable care and skill to avoid such a collision." Fletcher v Rylands Through civil litigation, if an injured person proves that another person acted negligently to cause their injury, they can recover damages to compensate for their harm. Proving a case for negligence can potentially entitle the injured plaintiff to compensation for harm to their body, property, mental well-being, financial status, or intimate relationships. However, because negligence cases are very fact-specific, this general definition does not fully explain the concept of when the law will require one person to compensate another for losses caused by accidental injury. Further, the law of negligence at common law is only one aspect of the law of liability. Although resulting damages must be proven in order to recover compensation in a negligence action, the nature and extent of those damages are not the primary focus of negligence cases.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Negligence

    neg′li-jens, n. fact or quality of being negligent: want of proper care: habitual neglect: a single act of carelessness or neglect, a slight: carelessness about dress, manner, &c.: omission of duty, esp. such care for the interests of others as the law may require—(Shak.) Neglec′tion.—adj. Neg′ligent, neglecting: careless: inattentive: disregarding ceremony or fashion.—adv. Neg′ligently.—adj. Neg′ligible.—adv. Neg′ligibly. [Fr.,—L. negligentianegligens, -entis, pr.p. of negligĕre, to neglect.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. negligence

    If agent or broker engages to do an act for another, and he either wholly neglects it, or does it unskilfully, an action on the case will lie against him.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'negligence' in Nouns Frequency: #2578

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of negligence in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of negligence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of negligence in a Sentence

  1. Journalist Senan Molony:

    This isn’t a simple story of colliding with an iceberg and sinking, it’s a perfect storm of extraordinary factors coming together: fire, ice and criminal negligence.

  2. Royal Caribbean:

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Royal Caribbean has claimed that security camera footage shows Anello leaning out of the open window prior to Chloes death. The cruise liner sought to dismiss the case based on the security footage, blaming Anellos negligence for the tragedy. However, Winkleman alleges that the security footage is deceptive and only uses two angles of the available 13 cameras. The lawyer has filed a motion to both strike the video footage submitted and for Royal Caribbean to produce all video footage from all of the cameras. In a previous statement shared with Fox News by Royal Caribbean, the cruise liner called the incident a heartbreaking tragedy, but offered no further comment on its motion to dismiss. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS The death of Chloe Wiegand is undeniably a heartbreaking tragedy that has prompted a criminal prosecution of Chloes step-grandfather and a civil lawsuit brought by the Wiegand family attorneys. Our position in the matter is outlined in our Motion to Dismiss, which we were legally mandated to do in response to the civil complaint. The motion was filed in Federal Court in South Florida and is available to the public.

  3. David Mamet:

    The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious.

  4. The FBI:

    We will make whatever decision we must make if theres been negligence of any kind. We will act.

  5. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte:

    Clearly such a decision must be founded on a technical and juridical assessment of whether the concessionaire breached its obligations, at the stage of the analysis we have reached, I can say that it is evident someone made mistakes and is responsible for serious and unforgivable acts of negligence.

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