Latin neglēctus, variant of neclēctus (past participle of neglegere, neclegere to disregard, ignore, slight), equivalent. to nec not + leg-, base of legere to pick up + -tus past participle suffix
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged ignore. See slight.
6, 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged default, inattention, heedlessness. Neglect,dereliction,negligence,remissness imply carelessness, failure, or some important omission in the performance of one's duty, a task, etc. Neglect and negligence are occasionally interchangeable, but neglect commonly refers to an instance, negligence to the habit or trait, of failing to attend to or perform what is expected or required:gross neglect of duty; negligence in handling traffic problems.Dereliction implies culpable or reprehensible neglect or failure in the performance of duty:dereliction in a position of responsibility.Remissness implies the omission or the careless or indifferent performance of a duty:remissness in filing a report on the accident.
6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged attention, care.