nonfeasance
non·fea·sance /ˌnän-'fēz-əns/ n [non- + obsolete English feasance doing, execution, from Anglo-French fesance, from Old French faisance act, from fais-, stem of faire to do, from Latin facere]: the failure or omission to do something that should be done or esp. something that one is under a duty or obligation to do compare malfeasance, misfeasance

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

nonfeasance
I noun delinquency, dereliction, disregard, disregard of duty, failure, inattention, indifference, laxity, misprision, neglect of duty, negligence, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, omission II index crime, delict, dereliction, dishonor (nonpayment), laches, laxity, misconduct, neglect, nonperformance, omission

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


nonfeasance
n.
Failure to perform a duty; failure by an agent to perform some obligation he or she has agreed to do for a principal; failure of a public official to do some duty required by law. See also malfeasance, misfeasance

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


nonfeasance
The failure to act when a duty to act existed. Compare: misfeasance, malfeasance
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


nonfeasance
n. A failure to act in derogation of a duty to do so.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


nonfeasance
The intentional failure to perform a required duty or obligation.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


nonfeasance
I
The intentional failure to perform a required duty or obligation.
II Nonperformance of an act which should be performed; omission to perform a required duty or total neglect of duty.

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  • nonfeasance — non‧fea‧sance [nɒnˈfiːzns ǁ nɑːn ] noun [uncountable] LAW when someone does not do what they have to do by law compare malfeasance, misfeasance * * * nonfeasance UK US /ˌnɒnˈfiːzəns/ noun [U] LAW ► …   Financial and business terms

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