criminal negligence

Definition of "criminal negligence"
  1. A severe departure from the level of care exercised by an average person, resulting in the failure to shield others from potential harm, which could lead to criminal liability, often referred to as culpable negligence
How to use "criminal negligence" in a sentence
  1. The driver's disregard for traffic rules, resulting in a pedestrian's death, was considered criminal negligence.
  2. Due to their careless handling of chemicals, the employees were charged with criminal negligence after a dangerous spill occurred.
  3. The doctor's failure to properly diagnose the patient's condition was classified as criminal negligence because it led to the patient's preventable death.

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