nonsupport

noun
non·​sup·​port | \ ˌnän-sə-ˈpȯrt How to pronounce nonsupport (audio) \

Definition of nonsupport

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

Examples of nonsupport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vallow had already been jailed on two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children and three misdemeanor charges. Konstantin Toropin, CNN, "Chad Daybell case can proceed to trial, judge rules," 4 Aug. 2020 She was initially jailed on charges of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. NBC News, "Lori Vallow faces new charges after children's remains found on husband's property," 30 June 2020 Vallow was previously charged with two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children and three misdemeanor charges. Konstantin Toropin, CNN, "Lori Vallow faces more charges after her children's bodies were found," 30 June 2020 Vallow was arrested in February in Hawaii on charges of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. NBC News, "'Like gasoline and fire': Former friend speaks out about Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell," 22 June 2020 Vallow is currently on trial for multiple charges related to her children's disappearance, including two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Lori Vallow’s Husband Faces Charges After The Remains Of Two Children Were Found On His Property," 11 June 2020 In February, the couple was found in Hawaii, and Vallow was arrested and extradited to Idaho on charges of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children. NBC News, "Human remains confirmed to be missing Idaho kids Joshua Vallow and Tylee Ryan," 13 June 2020 Vallow is currently awaiting trial for multiple charges, including two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children, according to a criminal complaint filed with an Idaho court. Amir Vera, CNN, "Human remains found in Idaho identified as Lori Vallow's children," 13 June 2020 Lori Vallow is currently in custody in Idaho and faces multiple charges, including two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of children, according to a criminal complaint filed with an Idaho court. Konstantin Toropin, CNN, "Lori Vallow's ex-husband worried about their missing children and his wife's behavior, police footage shows," 21 May 2020

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First Known Use of nonsupport

1851, in the meaning defined above

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15 Aug 2020

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“Nonsupport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonsupport. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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nonsupport

noun
non·​sup·​port | \ ˌnän-sə-ˈpȯrt How to pronounce nonsupport (audio) \

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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