nonfeasance


non·fea·sance

noun \ˈnän-ˈfē-zən(t)s\

Definition of NONFEASANCE

:  failure to act; especially :  failure to do what ought to be done

Examples of NONFEASANCE

  1. <you can sue for nonfeasance if the company doesn't fulfill the contract>

Origin of NONFEASANCE

non- + obsolete English feasance doing, execution
First Known Use: 1596

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