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Incompetence vs. Negligence

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Incompetencenoun

Inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude.

Negligencenoun

The state of being negligent.

Incompetencenoun

The quality or state of being incompetent; lack of physical, intellectual, or moral ability; lack of qualifications or training (for a particular task); insufficiency; inadequacy; as, the incompetency of a child for hard labor, or of an idiot for intellectual efforts.

Negligencenoun

The tort whereby a duty of reasonable care was breached, causing damage: any conduct short of intentional or reckless action that falls below the legal standard for preventing unreasonable injury.

Incompetencenoun

Lack of competency or legal fitness; incapacity; disqualification, as of a person to be heard as a witness, or to act as a juror, or of a judge to try a cause.

Negligencenoun

The breach of a duty of care: the failure to exercise a standard of care that a reasonable person would have in a similar situation.

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Incompetencenoun

lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications

Negligencenoun

The quality or state of being negligent; lack of due diligence or care; omission of duty; habitual neglect; heedlessness.

Incompetencenoun

inability of a part or organ to function properly

Negligencenoun

An act or instance of negligence or carelessness.

‘remarking his beauties, . . . I must also point out his negligences and defects.’;

Negligencenoun

The omission of the care usual under the circumstances, being convertible with the Roman culpa. A specialist is bound to higher skill and diligence in his specialty than one who is not a specialist, and liability for negligence varies acordingly.

Negligencenoun

failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances

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Negligencenoun

the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

Negligence

Negligence (Lat. negligentia) is a failure to exercise appropriate and/or ethical ruled care expected to be exercised amongst specified circumstances.

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