nonobservance

noun
non·​ob·​ser·​vance | \ ˌnän-əb-ˈzər-vən(t)s How to pronounce nonobservance (audio) \

Definition of nonobservance

: lack of observance : failure to observe something (such as a law or custom) supports the state's nonobservance of daylight savings time nonobservance of safety regulations

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonobservance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonobservance. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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