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Noun: culpable negligence  'kúl-pu-bul 'neg-li-jun(t)s
  1. (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)
    - criminal negligence

Type of: carelessness, neglect, negligence, nonperformance

Encyclopedia: Culpable negligence