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Pronunciation:  nân'feezuns

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a failure to act when under an obligation to do so; a refusal (without sufficient excuse) to do that which it is your legal duty to do

NONFEASANCE is a 11 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: dereliction



Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Nonperformance of an act which should be performed; omission to perform a required duty or total neglect of duty.
Thesaurus Terms
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