neglect of duty

neglect of duty
index delict, nonfeasance

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  • neglect of duty — The omission of one to perform a duty resting upon him. The neglect or failure on the part of a public officer to do and perform a duty or duties laid on him as such by virtue of his office or required of him by law. State ex rel. Hardy v Coleman …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • neglect of duty — noun (law) breach of a duty • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑negligence, ↑carelessness, ↑neglect, ↑nonperformance …   Useful english dictionary

  • neglect of duty — ignoring responsibility, failing to fulfill one s role …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gross neglect of duty — As a ground for divorce:–neglect attended with circumstances of indignity or aggravation; such a glaring, shameful neglect of marital duties as to be obvious from common understanding and inexcusable under all the relevant facts of the case.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • gross neglect of duty — Type of serious nonfeasance or failure to attend to one s duties, either public or private. See desertion non support …   Black's law dictionary

  • gross neglect of duty — Type of serious nonfeasance or failure to attend to one s duties, either public or private. See desertion non support …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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,… …   Law dictionary

  • duty — du·ty n pl du·ties [Anglo French deuté indebtedness, obligation, from deu owing, due, from Old French see due] 1: tasks, service, or functions that arise from one s position performing a police officer s duties; also: a period of being on duty… …   Law dictionary

  • neglect — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ general, total ▪ relative ▪ benign ▪ The 18th century interior of the building has survived through benign neglect. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • neglect — neglectedly, adv. neglectedness, n. neglecter, neglector, n. /ni glekt /, v.t. 1. to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years. 2. to be remiss in the care or treatment of: to …   Universalium

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