negligence

Definition

Failure to act.

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My company was sued for negligence after one of our truck drivers fell asleep at the wheel and caused a large car crash.

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The negligence of the individual who was tasked with the shipping responsibility was evident so we had to proceed with the investigation.

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Now that she's deeply in debt, Nancy is starting to realize that maxing out her credit cards and failing to paying bills on time was pure negligence on her part.

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