Latin: In the civil law. Carelessness; inattention; the omission of proper care or forethought The term is not exactly equivalent to our “negligence,” inasmuch as it was not any negligentia, but only a high or gross degree of it, that amounted to culpa, (actionable or punishable fault) Negligentia semper nabet infortunium eomitem. Negligence always has misfortune for a companion. Co. Litt. 240b; Shep. Touch. 476.
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