- Omission is defined as the act of leaving something out, or not sharing some piece of information or the thing that is left out.
- An example of omission is when you neglect to mention how much your new outfit cost to your husband.
- An example of omission is the price of the new dress that you didn't reveal.
omission definition by Webster's New World
- an omitting or being omitted; specif., failure to do as one should
- anything omitted
Origin: Middle English omissioun; from Late Latin omissio
omission definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act or an instance of omitting.
- The state of having been omitted.
- Something omitted or neglected.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin omissiō, omissiōn-, from Latin omissus, past participle of omittere, to disregard; see omit.
omission - Legal Definition
- Something left out or left undone.
- The act of neglecting to do something required by law; especially one’s duty.
- The state of having been left out or undone.
- The act of leaving something out or not done. An omission may be deliberate or unintentional.