passive negligence

Definition of "passive negligence"
  1. It's a situation where someone fails to perform a necessary action, such as identifying a hazardous situation on their property, which doesn't break a proactive responsibility but still contributes to someone's harm when combined with another's behavior
How to use "passive negligence" in a sentence
  1. The local grocery store was accused of passive negligence for failing to promptly clean up spilled liquids, leading to customer accidents.
  2. He was accused of passive negligence when he didn't report the faulty wiring in the building, which caused the electrical fire.
  3. The landlord's passive negligence was evident when she failed to replace the broken banister in the apartment building, causing a tenant to fall down the stairs.

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