Definition of 'negligence'
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His would not be the first case of a player suing his club for clinical negligence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Five senior police officials were suspended yesterday, accused of gross negligence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It there is a suspicion that the death or injury was caused by MoD negligence, legal cases can be launched to fight for additional money. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This smacks of gross negligence and it is the public who will suffer. The Sun (2006)Now it will build on its strengths such as clinical negligence work and immigration. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To implant eight is an act of medical negligence that could properly be considered grievous bodily harm. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Failing to act now would almost be an act of negligence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One is the personal injury or negligence claim that comes before a court. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Only former employers charged with negligence enjoyed party status. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Was human error or criminal negligence to blame? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The accident was caused by the negligence of employees of the defendants. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Clinical negligence is in serious need of reform. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He said it did not entail medical negligence. The Sun (2008)Failure to do this could result in a claim for personal injury or negligence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is criminal negligence at best or treason at worst. The Sun (2009)That's the definition of a lot of these accidents and negligence. Christianity Today (2000)These people can't be allowed to get away with what are shocking acts of negligence. The Sun (2008)Last month a court found the company guilty of 'gross negligence' for causing the spill. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The ship's captain was charged with negligence, breaching safety regulations and pollution. The Sun (2007)A coroner blamed 'gross negligence' for the unlawful killing. The Sun (2014)On the question of contributory negligence each party had caused the injury in that, if either had taken proper care, the accident would probably have been avoided. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'negligence'
British English: negligence NOUN
If someone is guilty of negligence, they have failed to do something which they ought to do.
The soldiers were ordered to appear before a disciplinary council on charges of negligence.
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