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neglĕgentĭa (better than neclĕg- , not neglĭg- ), ae, f. neglegens from neglego,
I.carelessness, heedlessness, negligence, neglect (syn. incuria; “freq. and class.): neglegentiā, pigritiā, inertiā ... impediri,Cic. Off. 1, 9, 28: “in accusando,id. Rosc. Am. 21, 59: “munditia quae fugiat agrestem et inhumanam neglegentiam,id. Off. 1, 36, 130: “accusare aliquem de litterarum neglegentiā,of neglecting to write, id. Att. 1, 6, 1.—So, me nomine neglegentiae suspectum tibi esse doleo, id. Fam. 2, 1, 1: “epistularum duarum, quas ad me misit, neglegentiam, meamque in rescribendo diligentiam volui tibi notam esse,brevity, coldness, id. ib. 8, 11, 6: “sui,Tac. A. 16, 18: “quaedam etiam neglegentia est diligens,Cic. Or. 23, 78: “institutorum neglegentiam accusare,id. Rep. 4, 3, 3: “nam neque neglegentiā tuā, neque odio id fecit tuo,out of disrespect, want of regard, to you, Ter. Phorm. 5, 8, 27: “caerimoniarum auspiciorumque,neglect, Liv. 22, 9: “deorum,id. 5, 51: “cum ex neglegentia domini vacet (fundus),Gai. Inst. 2, 51.
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