non·​sup·​port | \ˌnän-sə-ˈpȯrt \

Definition of nonsupport 

: failure to support specifically : failure (as of a parent) to honor a statutory or contractual obligation to provide maintenance

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But in another centrist vs. conservative race, Lisa Ryan ousted Texas Rep. Jason Villalba (R), in part by attacking his nonsupport of Trump in 2016. David Weigel, Washington Post, "Four more lessons from the Texas primaries," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nonsupport

1851, in the meaning defined above

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non·​sup·​port | \ˌnän-sə-ˈpȯrt \

Legal Definition of nonsupport 

: failure (as of a parent) to honor a statutory or contractual obligation to provide support also : the crime of such failure to support

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