gross negligence



So high a degree negligence that it shows a reckless disregard for one's legal duty, the safety of others' life, limb, property, or a conscious indifference to the rights of others. Gross negligence, however, does not have a precise legal meaning except in involuntary manslaughter (causing death through reckless driving, for example).

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  • Terry showed gross negligence when he drunkenly crashed his car into the motorcycle and drove away, and he should be punished to the full extent of the law.

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  • If you find that someone in your company is working with gross negligence you should let them go before it is too late.

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  • The gross negligence engaged in by the man was reason enough to take him to court to pay for his atrocities.

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