inadvertence
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin inadvertentia, from Latin in- + advertent-, advertens, present participle of advertere to advert Date: 15th century 1. the fact or action of being inadvertent 2. a result of inattention ; oversight

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  • inadvertence — in·ad·ver·tence /ˌin əd vərt əns/ n: an accidental oversight (as failing to sign a form) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. inadvertence …   Law dictionary

  • inadvertence — Inadvertence. s. f. Defaut d attention, d application à quelque chose. Il a fait cela par inadvertence. c est une inadvertence …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Inadvertence — In ad*vert ence; pl. { ces}, Inadvertency In ad*vert en*cy; pl. { cies}, n. [Cf. F. inadvertance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence; as, many mistakes proceed from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inadvertence — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. inadvertance (14c.), from Scholastic L. inadvertentia, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + advertentia, from L. advertere to direct one s attention to, lit. to turn toward (see ADVERTISE (Cf. advertise)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inadvertence — n. pl. inadvertencies [in΄ad vʉrt′ ns, in΄ədvʉrt′ ns] n. [ML inadvertentia: see IN 2 & ADVERTENCE] 1. the quality of being inadvertent 2. an instance of this; oversight; mistake: Also inadvertency n …   English World dictionary

  • inadvertence — Faillir par Inadvertence, Peccare imprudentia …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • inadvertence — Heedlessness; lack of attention; want of care; carelessness; failure of a person to pay careful and prudent attention to the progress of a negotiation or a proceeding in court by which his rights may be affected. Used chiefly in statutory and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • inadvertence — Heedlessness; lack of attention; want of care; carelessness; failure of a person to pay careful and prudent attention to the progress of a negotiation or a proceeding in court by which his rights may be affected. Used chiefly in statutory and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • inadvertence — inadvertent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning. DERIVATIVES inadvertence noun inadvertently adverb. ORIGIN from IN (Cf. ↑in ) + Latin advertere turn the mind to …   English terms dictionary

  • inadvertence — /in euhd verr tns/, n. 1. the quality or condition of being inadvertent; heedlessness. 2. the act or effect of inattention; an oversight. [1560 70; < ML inadvertentia. See INADVERTENCY, ENCE] * * * …   Universalium

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