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Recklessness

recklessness n

: the quality or state of being reckless
;also
: reckless conduct compare negligence NOTE: Recklessness may be the basis for civil and often criminal liability. Unlike negligence it requires conscious disregard of risk to others.


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.