[ non-fee-zuhns ]
/ nɒnˈfi zəns /
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Example sentences from the Web for nonfeasance
But he does not address his malign neglect of the al Qaeda threat—nonfeasance that proved deadly.
It was settled that assumpsit would lie for a mere omission or nonfeasance.The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
More important was the nonfeasance of the Inquisition with respect to simony.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III|Henry Charles Lea
British Dictionary definitions for nonfeasance
/ (ˌnɒnˈfiːzəns) /
Word Origin for nonfeasance
C16: from non- + feasance (obsolete) performing or doing, from French faisance, from faire to do, from Latin facere
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