inobservance

noun
in·​ob·​ser·​vance | \ ˌin-əb-ˈzər-vən(t)s How to pronounce inobservance (audio) \

Definition of inobservance

1 : lack of attention : heedlessness
2 : failure to fulfill : nonobservance

Other Words from inobservance

inobservant \ ˌin-​əb-​ˈzər-​vənt How to pronounce inobservant (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of inobservance

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for inobservance

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

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“Inobservance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inobservance. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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