nonfeasance

[ non-fee-zuh ns ]
/ nɒnˈfi zəns /

noun Law.

the omission of some act that ought to have been performed.Compare malfeasance, misfeasance(def 2).

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Origin of nonfeasance

1590–1600; non- + obsolete feasance; see malfeasance
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British Dictionary definitions for nonfeasance

nonfeasance
/ (ˌnɒnˈfiːzəns) /

noun

law a failure to act when under an obligation to do soCompare malfeasance, misfeasance

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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