inofficious

[ in-uh-fish-uh s ]
/ ˌɪn əˈfɪʃ əs /

adjective Law.

being inconsistent with moral duty and natural affection.

Nearby words

  1. inoculate,
  2. inoculation,
  3. inoculum,
  4. inodorous,
  5. inoffensive,
  6. inofficious will,
  7. inoperable,
  8. inoperative,
  9. inoperculate,
  10. inopportune

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

inofficious

/ (ˌɪnəˈfɪʃəs) /

adjective

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

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