inobservance

[in-uh b-zur-vuh ns]
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

From the Latin word inobservantia, dating back to 1605–15. See in-3, observance
Related formsin·ob·serv·ant, adjectivein·ob·serv·ant·ly, adverb
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inobservance

noun
  1. heedlessness
  2. lack of compliance with or adherence to a law, religious duty, etc
Derived Formsinobservant, adjectiveinobservantly, adverb
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