Origin of negligence
Examples from the Web for negligence
Sully decides to face the truth of what his negligence has sown.
When it comes to the practice of democracy, Americans now have few illusions about our own incompetence, division, and negligence.
If convicted of negligence in this case, Lagarde could face a year in jail and a fine up to €15,000 ($20,000).IMF Chief Lagarde Placed Under Formal Investigation in France|Tracy McNicoll|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Schettino, like Lee, was arrested immediately after the accident for negligence and abandoning the ship.South Korea’s Ferry Disaster Gives Us a New Cowardly Captain to Hate|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since 9/11 almost 1,000 veterans have died due to negligence in the veterans health-care system.VA Pays $200 Million for Nearly 1,000 Veterans’ Wrongful Deaths|Aaron Glantz|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would be cruel to disturb her now with such a revelation of her own negligence.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
Nor can you so easily be erased from my memory as my negligence might seem to imply.As I Remember|Marian Gouverneur
The poor Frenchman died, complaining bitterly of the barbarous ignorance and negligence which had shortened his days.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Only the idler would suffer in such an order as is here outlined; he shall surely meet the results of his negligence.The Articles of Faith|James E. Talmage
All this arises from our negligence of making a proper estimate of the relative position occupied by both sides.'A Fantasy of Far Japan|Baron Kencho Suyematsu
British Dictionary definitions for negligence
Word Origin and History for negligence
mid-14c., from Old French negligence "negligence, sloth; injury, injustice" (12c.), and directly from Latin neclegentia, neglegentia "carelessness, heedlessness, neglect," from neglegentem (nominative neglegens) "heedless, careless, unconcerned," present participle of neglegere "to neglect" (see neglect (v.)).