nonsupport

noun 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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First Known Use of nonsupport

1851

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nonsupport

noun 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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