nonfeasance

noun non·fea·sance \ ˌnän-ˈfē-zᵊn(t)s \

Definition of nonfeasance

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

Examples of nonfeasance in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of nonfeasance

non- + obsolete English feasance doing, execution


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nonfeasance

noun non·fea·sance \ ˌnän-ˈfēz-ᵊns \

legal Definition of nonfeasance

: the failure or omission to do something that should be done or especially something that one is under a duty or obligation to do — compare malfeasance, misfeasance

Origin and Etymology of nonfeasance

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


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