negligence

  • 1 negligence — neg·li·gence / ne gli jəns/ n: failure to exercise the degree of care expected of a person of ordinary prudence in like circumstances in protecting others from a foreseeable and unreasonable risk of harm in a particular situation; also: conduct… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 négligence — [ negliʒɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1120; lat. negligentia 1 ♦ Action, fait de négliger qqch.; attitude, état d une personne dont l esprit ne s applique pas à ce qu elle fait ou devrait faire. ⇒ nonchalance, paresse. Je ne vous ai pas écrit par pure négligence …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Negligence — Négligence Demande de traduction Negligence → …

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  • 4 negligence — neg‧li‧gence [ˈneglɪdʒns] noun [uncountable] LAW failure to take enough care over something that you are responsible for, for which you may have to pay Damages: • The captain of the ship was accused of negligence in carrying out safety… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 Negligence — • The omission, whether habitual or not, of the care required for the performance of duties, or at any rate, for their full adequate discharge. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Negligence     Negligence …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 6 negligence — Negligence. s. f. Nonchalance, faute de soin & d application. Grande, extreme negligence. negligence punissable. quelle negligence! vit on jamais telle negligence? il y a bien en cela de la negligence de vostre part. A la negligence. Façon de… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 negligence — negligence, neglect are not always clearly distinguished in use, even though the lines between them may be drawn with some clearness. Negligence stresses the quality or fact of being negligent or careless either as shown in a lack of care in the… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 Negligence — Neg li*gence, n. [F. n[ e]gligence, L. negligentia.] The quality or state of being negligent; lack of due diligence or care; omission of duty; habitual neglect; heedlessness. [1913 Webster] 2. An act or instance of negligence or carelessness.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 negligence — Negligence, Negligentia, Incuria, Indigentia, Inertia, Segnities, vel Segnitia, Oscitantia, Otiositas, Neglectus huius neglectus. Eviter le blasme de negligence, Offensionem negligentiae vitare atque effugere. Poursuyvir la negligence qu a eu… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 10 negligence — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. negligence negligence, sloth; injury, injustice (12c.), and directly from L. neclegentia, neglegentia carelessness, heedlessness, neglect, from neglegentem (nom. neglegens) heedless, careless, unconcerned, prp. of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 negligence — [neg′lə jəns] n. [ME neglygence < OFr négligence < L negligentia] 1. the quality or condition of being negligent; specif., a) habitual failure to do the required thing b) carelessness in manner or appearance; indifference 2. an instance of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Négligence — (spr. schāngß ), Nachlässigkeit …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 negligence — [n] carelessness disregard, failure, forgetfulness, heedlessness, inattention, inattentiveness, laxity, laxness, neglect, neglectfulness, oversight, thoughtlessness, unpreparedness; concepts 30,633 …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 negligence — ► NOUN 1) lack of proper care and attention. 2) Law breach of a duty of care which results in damage. DERIVATIVES negligent adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 negligence — The omission to do something which a reasonable man, guided by those ordinary considerations which ordinarily regulate human affairs, would do, or the doing of something which a reasonable and prudent man would not do. Negligence is the failure… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 negligence — The omission to do something which a reasonable man, guided by those ordinary considerations which ordinarily regulate human affairs, would do, or the doing of something which a reasonable and prudent man would not do. Negligence is the failure… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 Negligence — For other uses, see Negligence (disambiguation). Tort law …

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  • 18 négligence — (né gli jan s ) s. f. 1°   Défaut de soin, d exactitude, d application. •   Il est vrai, madame, que vous ne me sauriez perdre, quelque négligence que vous ayez pour moi, VOIT. Lett. 17. •   Je m accuse déjà de trop de négligence, Courons à la… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 19 negligence — /neg li jeuhns/, n. 1. the quality, fact, or result of being negligent; neglect: negligence in discharging one s responsibilities. 2. an instance of being negligent: a downfall brought about by many negligences. 3. Law. the failure to exercise… …

    Universalium

  • 20 negligence — noun (law) ADJECTIVE ▪ gross ▪ contributory (BrE) ▪ The plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence for failing to wear a crash helmet. ▪ medical, professional …

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