[ non-uh-peer-uh ns ]
/ ˌnɒn əˈpɪər əns /


failure to appear, as in a court.


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Origin of nonappearance

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at non-, appearance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nonappearance

/ (ˌnɒnəˈpɪərəns) /


failure to appear or attend, esp as a defendant or witness in court
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