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gross negligence

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  • n. Negligence evincing a total or near total disregard for the rights and welfare of others and for the consequences of an act.

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  • Thus the common law generally distinguishes three classes of negligence as follows: gross negligence is the failure to employ even the smallest amount of care, such as any person, no matter how heedless, would use for the safeguarding of his own interests; ordinary negligence is the failure to exercise ordinary care, such as a person of ordinary capacity and capable of governing a family would take of his own affairs; slight neglience is the failure to bring to bear a high degree of care, such as very thoughtful persons would maintain in looking after their own interests.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

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