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inofficious

[ in-uh-fish-uhs ]
/ ˌɪn əˈfɪʃ əs /
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adjective Law.

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

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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How to use inofficious in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inofficious

inofficious
/ (ˌɪnəˈfɪʃəs) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of inofficious

inofficiously, adverbinofficiousness, noun
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