Nonfeasance definition

nŏn-fēzəns
Failure to perform an act that is an official, contractual, or professional duty.
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(law) Failure to do what duty requires to be done.
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A failure to act in derogation of a duty to do so.
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(law) The intentional failure to perform an official duty or legal requirement.
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(law) The lack of liability associated with the failure to act.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nonfeasance
Plural:
nonfeasances

Origin of nonfeasance

  • non– (mis)feasance

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition