nonobservance

[non-uh b-zur-vuh ns]

noun

absence or lack of observance.

Origin of nonobservance

First recorded in 1735–45; non- + observance
Related formsnon·ob·serv·ant, adjectivenon·ob·serv·ant·ly, adverb
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