inobservance

noun

in·​ob·​ser·​vance ˌin-əb-ˈzər-vən(t)s How to pronounce inobservance (audio)
1
: lack of attention : heedlessness
2
: failure to fulfill : nonobservance
inobservant adjective

Word History

Etymology

French & Latin; French, from Latin inobservantia, from in- + observantia observance

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of inobservance was in 1611

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“Inobservance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inobservance. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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