Definition for NEG'LI-GENCE

NEG'LI-GENCE, n. [L. negligentia.]

  1. Neglect; omission to do; more generally,
  2. Habitual omission of that which ought to be done, or a habit of omitting to do things, either from carelessness or design. Negligence is usually the child of sloth or laziness, and the parent of disorders in business, often of poverty.

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