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- lack of attention; inattention; heedlessness: drowsy inobservance.
- failure to observe a custom, rule, law, or the like; nonobservance: inobservance of the Sabbath.
Origin of inobservance
Related formsin·ob·serv·ant, adjectivein·ob·serv·ant·ly, adverb
From the Latin
dating back to 1605–15.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for inobservant
Derived Formsinobservant, adjectiveinobservantly, adverb
- lack of compliance with or adherence to a law, religious duty, etc
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Word Origin and History for inobservant
1660s, from Latin inobservantem (nominative inobservans) "inattentive, negligent," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + observans (see observance).
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