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nonsupport

[non-suh-pawrt, -pohrt]
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noun Law.
  1. failure to support a spouse, child, or other dependent as required by law.
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Origin of nonsupport

First recorded in 1905–10; non- + support
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Examples from the Web for nonsupport

Historical Examples

  • Since one of the nurses said he could be arrested for my nonsupport, I've been awfully close-mouthed.

    Atlantic Classics, Second Series

    Henry C. Merwin