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nonfeasance

[non-fee-zuh ns] /nɒnˈfi zəns/
noun, Law.
1.
the omission of some act that ought to have been performed.
Compare malfeasance, misfeasance (def 2).
Origin of nonfeasance
1590-1600
1590-1600; non- + obsolete feasance; see malfeasance
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nonfeasance

/ˌnɒnˈfiːzəns/
noun
1.
(law) a failure to act when under an obligation to do so Compare malfeasance, misfeasance
Word Origin
C16: from non- + feasance (obsolete) performing or doing, from French faisance, from faire to do, from Latin facere
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Word Origin and History for nonfeasance
n.

also non-feasance, "failure to do what should be done," 1590s, from non- + feasance.

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