Broken windows and cracked floor tiles are evidence of years of neglect due to dwindling maintenance budgets.
How many parents [are] accused of abuse and neglect of a child they have adopted?
Now their son has been taken from them and they face criminal charges of neglect and child endangerment.
Forcing a baby to sleep outside the ‘Family Bed’ is tantamount to neglect.
Of course people need to protect children above all else, and neglect and abuse should not be tolerated.
Forgive what I am about to say—but you will see yourself that it is a point I am compelled not to neglect.
So near as she lives to the Rowlands, it is shocking how they neglect her.
They fled from your tyranny, and grew by your neglect of them.
She had to remain in the form of a sea serpent because of Dionysia's neglect.
Columbus and Corts died in their beds, but they were victims of their sovereign's neglect.
1520s, from Latin neglectus, past participle of neglegere "to make light of, disregard, be indifferent to, not heed, not trouble oneself about," literally "not to pick up," variant of neclegere, from Old Latin nec "not" (see deny) + legere "pick up, select" (see lecture (n.)). Related: Neglected; neglecting.
1580s, from neglect (v.) or from Latin neglectus "a neglecting," noun use of past participle of neglegere.