inofficious

adjective
in·​of·​fi·​cious | \ ˌi-nə-ˈfi-shəs\

Legal Definition of inofficious

: of or relating to a disposition of property that has the effect of depriving descendants of the shares of a succession to which they are entitled by law

History and Etymology for inofficious

Latin inofficiosus (of a will) ignoring the testator's duty to his relatives, from in- not + officiosus kind, dutiful, from officium service, kindness, duty

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about inofficious

Share inofficious

Comments on inofficious

What made you want to look up inofficious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to corrupt or become corrupted

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!