neglect of duty

neglect of duty
ignoring responsibility, failing to fulfill one's role

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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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 — 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • neglect — I UK [nɪˈɡlekt] / US [nəˈɡlekt] verb [transitive] Word forms neglect : present tense I/you/we/they neglect he/she/it neglects present participle neglecting past tense neglected past participle neglected ** 1) to fail to look after someone when… …   English dictionary

  • neglect — ne|glect1 [nıˈglekt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of neglegere, negligere, from neg not + legere to gather ] 1.) to fail to look after someone or something properly ▪ She smoked and drank, neglected the children, and …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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