Definition of Criminal negligence

1. Noun. (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).

Exact synonyms: Culpable Negligence
Generic synonyms: Carelessness, Neglect, Negligence, Nonperformance
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Criminal negligence

1. Noun. (legal) Failure to use reasonable care, and thus put someone at risk of injury or death. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Criminal Negligence

criminal abortion
criminal anthropology
criminal congress
criminal contempt
criminal conversation
criminal court
criminal hygiene
criminal insanity
criminal law
criminal laws
criminal lawyer
criminal negligence (current term)
criminal negligences
criminal offence
criminal offences
criminal possession
criminal procedure
criminal procedures
criminal prosecution
criminal psychologist
criminal psychology
criminal record
criminal records
criminal suit

Literary usage of Criminal negligence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Criminal Law as Now Administered in the United States by Emlin McClain (1897)
"criminal negligence. § 129. As supplying intent.— The general rule requiring \ criminal intent to render an act punishable does not prevent \ criminal ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"Lake v. Parish of Caddo, 37 La. 788, 791. criminal negligence. "criminal negligence," as the term is used in the statute requiring as a defense ..."

3. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1898)
"... when assigned, must be brought in the name of the assignee.8 The cutting must have been done wilfully or with criminal negligence.3 c. DECLARATION. ..."

4. A Treatise on Criminal Law and Procedure by Thomas Welburn Hughes (1919)
"... an act not malum in se, or infamous, without requiring the act to be knowingly done, a criminal intent need not be proved.9 § 102. criminal negligence. ..."

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