recklessness

recklessness
reck·less·ness n: the quality or state of being reckless; also: reckless conduct compare negligence
◇ Recklessness may be the basis for civil and often criminal liability. Unlike negligence it requires conscious disregard of risk to others.

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

recklessness
index audacity, inconsideration, indiscretion, neglect, negligence, temerity

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


recklessness
Rashness; heedlessness; wanton conduct. The state of mind accompanying an act that either pays no regard to its probably or possibly injurious consequences, or which, though foreseeing such consequences, persists in spite of such knowledge.

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


recklessness
Rashness; heedlessness; wanton conduct. The state of mind accompanying an act that either pays no regard to its probably or possibly injurious consequences, or which, though foreseeing such consequences, persists in spite of such knowledge.

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