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inobservance

[in-uh b-zur-vuh ns] /ˌɪn əbˈzɜr vəns/
noun
1.
lack of attention; inattention; heedlessness:
drowsy inobservance.
2.
failure to observe a custom, rule, law, or the like; nonobservance:
inobservance of the Sabbath.
Origin of inobservance
1605-1615
From the Latin word inobservantia, dating back to 1605-15. See in-3, observance
Related forms
inobservant, adjective
inobservantly, adverb
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inobservance

/ˌɪnəbˈzɜːvəns/
noun
1.
heedlessness
2.
lack of compliance with or adherence to a law, religious duty, etc
Derived Forms
inobservant, adjective
inobservantly, adverb
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