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negligence noun

ADJ. gross | contributory The plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence for failing to wear a crash helmet. | medical, professional | criminal

VERB + NEGLIGENCE be guilty of | accuse sb of, allege, claim, sue for The solicitor was accused of professional negligence. | deny | prove | arise from death arising from negligence

NEGLIGENCE + NOUN case | claim

PREP. by ~ His death was brought about by negligence on the doctor's part. | through ~ damage to company property through negligence | ~ in negligence in navigation

PHRASES a finding of negligence The court made a finding of contributory negligence. | the result of (the) negligence The accident was the result of negligence on the part of the driver. > Note at CRIME(for more verbs)