[non-suh-pawrt, -pohrt]
noun Law.
failure to support a spouse, child, or other dependent as required by law.

1905–10; non- + support Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Charges such as contempt of court or criminal nonsupport may be filed.
Geans creates a continuum upon which a parent's level of support, or nonsupport, is measured to determine criminal liability.
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