Heedlessness; lack of attention; failure of a person to pay carefuland prudent attention to the progress of a negotiation or a proceeding in court bywhich his rights may be affected. Used chiefly in statutory enumerations of the groundson which a judgment or decree may be vacated or set aside; as, “mistake, Inadvertence,surprise, or excusable neglect.” See Skinner v. Terry, 107 N. C. 103, 12 S. E.118; Davis v. Steuben School Tp

More On This Topic

Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of INADVERTENCE helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary