inofficious

[ in-uh-fish-uhs ]

adjectiveLaw.
  1. being inconsistent with moral duty and natural affection.

Origin of inofficious

1
From the Latin word inofficiōsus, dating back to 1595–1605. See in-3, officious

Other words from inofficious

  • in·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
  1. contrary to moral obligation, as the disinheritance of a child by his parents: an inofficious will

Derived forms of inofficious

  • inofficiously, adverb
  • inofficiousness, noun

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