Definition for NEG-LECT'


  1. Omission; forbearance to do any thing that can be done or that requires to be done. Neglect may be from carelessness or inattention. The neglect of business is the cause of many failures, but neglect of economy is more frequent and more injurious.
  2. Slight; omission of attention or civilities. Neglect of duel notice and attention to strangers is characteristic of ill breeding.
  3. Negligence; habitual want of regard. Age breeds neglect in all. Denham.
  4. State of being disregarded. Rescue my poor remains from vile neglect. Prior.

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