nonappearance

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

noun

failure to appear, as in a court.

Nearby words

  1. nonaligned nations,
  2. nonalignment,
  3. nonallergenic,
  4. nonallergic,
  5. nonanoic acid,
  6. nonary,
  7. nonassessable,
  8. nonattendance,
  9. nonbacterial verrucous endocarditis,
  10. nonbank

Origin of nonappearance

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at non-, appearance

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British Dictionary definitions for nonappearance

nonappearance

/ (ˌnɒnəˈpɪərəns) /

noun

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