verb (used with object)
Origin of neglect
Examples from the Web for neglect
Those who neglect or mistrust him may be punished--indeed may deserve to be.
Police in Hampshire must now decide whether to extradite the Kings back to England and file kidnapping and neglect charges.
Now their son has been taken from them and they face criminal charges of neglect and child endangerment.
Of course people need to protect children above all else, and neglect and abuse should not be tolerated.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide|Jean Kim|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Presumably some are afraid to call 911 because they are afraid of being charged with neglect.Is It Wrong for Parents to Lock Up Their Disabled Kids?|Elizabeth Picciuto|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is another dingy moth, whose general appearance is so unattractive that the tyro might be inclined to neglect it.Butterflies and Moths|William S. Furneaux
As their homes by neglect have grown shabby and squalid, so their industry has become calculating and sordid.Change in the Village|(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
The spirit of his father was in him, and the Friend to whom his father had left him did not neglect the trust.Tom Brown's School Days|Thomas Hughes
Neglect of the connection between smoke pipe and flue or of the flue itself.Farmers' Bulletin 1230 - Chimneys & Fireplaces|A. M. Daniels
No doubt you might have had a worse reason, but play is not a good reason for neglect of dooty.Life in the Red Brigade|R.M. Ballantyne
Word Origin for 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.