nonappearance

noun non·ap·pear·ance \ ˌnän-ə-ˈpir-ən(t)s \

Definition of nonappearance

: failure to appear at an expected place or time
  • a nonappearance in court

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First Known Use of nonappearance

15th century


Law Dictionary

nonappearance

noun non·ap·pear·ance \ ˌnän-ə-ˈpir-əns \

legal Definition of nonappearance

: failure to appear in court to prosecute or defend

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