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inobservance

[ in-uhb-zur-vuhns ]
/ ˌɪn əbˈzɜr vəns /
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noun
lack of attention; inattention; heedlessness: drowsy inobservance.
failure to observe a custom, rule, law, or the like; nonobservance: inobservance of the Sabbath.
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Origin of inobservance

From the Latin word inobservantia, dating back to 1605–15. See in-3, observance

OTHER WORDS FROM inobservance

in·ob·serv·ant, adjectivein·ob·serv·ant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for inobservance

inobservance
/ (ˌɪnəbˈzɜːvəns) /

noun
heedlessness
lack of compliance with or adherence to a law, religious duty, etc

Derived forms of inobservance

inobservant, adjectiveinobservantly, adverb
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