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negligence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnegligenceneg‧li‧gence /ˈneɡlɪdʒəns/ noun [uncountable]  CARELESSfailure to take enough care over something that you are responsible for negligence in carrying out safety procedures The bridge’s architect was sued for criminal negligence.
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negligenceFor such happy negligence a price was paid, and especially by pupils from less-favoured backgrounds.In addition, he was ordered to pay large sums of money to the government as compensation for his negligence.There is also an arbitration scheme under which many negligence claims are settled.The second approach is that breach of the statute provides only primafacie evidence of negligence.The jury found Dr. Cornwell guilty of negligence.Dr. Atkins was found guilty of negligence and practising medicine without a license.There is no need to prove negligence on the part of anyone.He fell down a ladder as a result of the defendant's negligence and cut his leg.You can claim compensation if your injury is a result of your employer's negligence.
From Longman Business Dictionarynegligenceneg‧li‧gence /ˈneglɪdʒəns/ noun [uncountable] LAW failure to take enough care over something that you are responsible for, for which you may have to pay DAMAGESThe captain of the ship was accused of negligence in carrying out safety procedures.The jury found the company guilty of gross (=very serious) negligence and awarded the dead man’s family $10 million. contributory negligence
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