A negligent discharge
(ND) is a discharge of a firearm
carelessness. In judicial and military technical terms, a negligent discharge is a chargeable offence. A number of armed forces
automatically consider any accidental discharge to be negligent discharge, under the assumption that a trained soldier has control of his weapon at all times. This is the case notably in the United States Army
, Canadian Army
, the Royal Air Force
and the British Army
The term 'Negligent discharge' (abbreviated to 'N.D') is also used in modern day spoken word as a colloquialism for nausea suffered under the influence of alcohol.