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Meaning of “negligence” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of negligence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"negligence" in Business English

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negligencenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈneɡlɪdʒəns/ LAW
failure to give enough ​care or ​attention to someone or something that you are ​responsible for: alleged/criminal/professional negligence She is ​claimingdamages for ​alleged negligence in the ​handling of a ​commercialtransaction. The ​company was ​sued for gross negligence after the death of the two ​employees.
(Definition of negligence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “negligence”
in Korean 태만…
in Arabic إهمال…
in Malaysian kecuaian…
in French négligence…
in Russian халатность, небрежность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疏忽,過失…
in Italian negligenza…
in Turkish ihmalkârlık, dikkatsizlik…
in Polish zaniedbanie…
in Spanish descuido, negligencia…
in Vietnamese sự cẩu thả…
in Portuguese negligência, descuido…
in Thai ความไม่เอาใจใส่…
in German die Nachlässigkeit…
in Catalan negligència…
in Japanese 不注意, 怠慢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疏忽,过失…
in Indonesian kelalaian…
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