Lapses vs Negligence - What's the difference?

lapses | negligence |

As nouns the difference between lapses and negligence

is that lapses is while negligence is negligence; carelessness.

As a verb lapses

is (lapse).




  • Verb

  • (lapse)
  • Anagrams

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  • The state of being negligent.
  • (legal, singulare tantum) The tort whereby a duty of reasonable care was breached, causing damage: any conduct short of intentional or reckless action that falls below the legal standard for preventing unreasonable injury.
  • (legal, uncountable) The breach of a duty of care: the failure to exercise a standard of care that a reasonable person would have in a similar situation.
  • Usage notes

    * The breach of a duty of care is one element of the tort of negligence, but is also called (term); one must therefore take care to clarify what is meant.