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[in-uh-fish-uh s]
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adjective Law.
  1. being inconsistent with moral duty and natural affection.
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Origin of inofficious

From the Latin word inofficiōsus, dating back to 1595–1605. See in-3, officious
Related formsin·of·fi·cious·ness, in·of·fi·ci·os·i·ty [in-uh-fish-ee-os-i-tee] /ˌɪn əˌfɪʃ iˈɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for inofficious


  1. contrary to moral obligation, as the disinheritance of a child by his parentsan inofficious will
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Derived Formsinofficiously, adverbinofficiousness, noun
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