neglect


neglect
ne·glect n: a disregard of duty resulting from carelessness, indifference, or willfulness; esp: a failure to provide a child under one's care with proper food, clothing, shelter, supervision, medical care, or emotional stability compare abuse 2, negligence
neglect vt
ne·glect·ful adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

neglect
I noun abandonment, absentmindedness, breach, bungling, careless abandon, carelessness, default, delinquency, dereliction, disregard, failure, heedlessness, idleness, improvidence, imprudence, inaction, inadvertence, inattention, inattentiveness, incuria, indifference, indiligence, indiligentia, mexecution, inexertion, laches, laxity, laxness, misprision, neglegentia, negligence, noncompletion, noncompliance, nonfeasance, nonfulfillment, nonobservance, nonperformance, omission, oversight, procrastination, prodigality, rashness, recklessness, remissness, slackness, slight, sloth, slovenliness, thoughtlessness, unactivity, unalertness, unconcern, unconscientiousness, unheedfulness, unmindfulness, unobservance, unwariness, un watchfulness associated concepts: culpable neglect, neglect of duty, neglect to act, neglect to prosecute, willful neglect foreign phrases:
- Magna culpa dolus est — Gross neglect is the equivalent of fraud.
II verb be careless, be inattentive, be lax, deserere, disdain, disregard, fail, forget, gloss over, ignore, intermittere, lay aside, leave alone, lose sight of, neglegere, not care for, not use, omit, overlook, pass by, pass over, pay no attention, pay no heed to, pay no regard to, pretermit, procrastinate, refuse to recognize, shirk, shun, skip, slight, take no note, take no notice III index blame (culpability), break (violate), default, delinquency (failure of duty), dereliction, desuetude, disinterest (lack of interest), disobey, disregard (omission), disregard (unconcern), disregard, disrepair, disuse, eschew, exclude, ignore, inconsideration, indifference, laches, laxity, leave (allow to remain), maladministration, mismanage, misprision, nonpayment, nonperformance, nonuse, omission, omit, overlook (disregard), override, oversight (carelessness), pretermit, procrastinate, rebuff, reject, rejection, repudiate, shirk, shun, spurn

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


neglect
v.
To fail to do something; to fail to care for someone or something; to disregard or ignore.
n.
The state of being uncared for or ignored; failure to do something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


neglect
n. The action or status of failing to care for or to maintain something.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


neglect
An omission to do or perform some work, duty, or act.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


neglect
An omission to do or perform some work, duty, or act.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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