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 Lori defied a court order to produce the children, and was arrested and jailed on felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, among other charges. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, 2 Sep. 2021 Isn't the dominant, and consistent, reality the nonsupport? CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 She was charged with desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, resisting or obstructing officers, criminal solicitation to commit a crime, contempt of court and willful disobedience of court process or order. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, 6 Aug. 2021 Cromwell was also wanted for felony nonsupport of a child out of Hamilton County, records say. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 14 Apr. 2021 Cromwell was also wanted for felony nonsupport of a child out of Hamilton County, records say. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 14 Apr. 2021 Cromwell was also wanted for felony nonsupport of a child out of Hamilton County, records say. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 14 Apr. 2021 Vallow is charged with two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, Madison County Prosecutor Rob Wood said in a prepared statement at the time. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 9 Sep. 2019 Cromwell was also wanted for felony nonsupport of a child out of Hamilton County, records say. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 14 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of nonsupport

1851, in the meaning defined above

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9 Sep 2021

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“Nonsupport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonsupport. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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