nonfeasance

nonfeasance (n.) also non-feasance, "failure to do what should be done," 1590s, from NON- (Cf. non-) + FEASANCE (Cf. feasance).

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  • nonfeasance — non·fea·sance /ˌnän fēz əns/ n [non + obsolete English feasance doing, execution, from Anglo French fesance, from Old French faisance act, from fais , stem of faire to do, from Latin facere]: the failure or omission to do something that should be …   Law dictionary

  • nonfeasance — non‧fea‧sance [nɒnˈfiːzns ǁ nɑːn ] noun [uncountable] LAW when someone does not do what they have to do by law compare malfeasance, misfeasance * * * nonfeasance UK US /ˌnɒnˈfiːzəns/ noun [U] LAW ► …   Financial and business terms

  • nonfeasance — [nän΄fē′zəns] n. Law failure to do what duty requires to be done: distinguished from MALFEASANCE, MISFEASANCE …   English World dictionary

  • Nonfeasance — Failing to execute or perform an act or duty required by position/office or law that results in harm or damage to a person or property. The perpetrator can be found liable and subject to prosecution. For example, if a daycare provider is employed …   Investment dictionary

  • nonfeasance — /nonfiyzans/ Nonperformance of some act which person is obligated or has responsibility to perform; omission to perform a required duty at all; or, total neglect of duty. Desmarais v. Wachusett Regional School Dist., 360 Mass. 591, 276 N.E.2d 691 …   Black's law dictionary

  • nonfeasance — noun Etymology: non + obsolete English feasance doing, execution Date: 1596 failure to act; especially failure to do what ought to be done …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • nonfeasance — /non fee zeuhns/, n. Law. the omission of some act that ought to have been performed. Cf. malfeasance, misfeasance (def. 2). [1590 1600; NON + obs. feasance; see MALFEASANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonfeasance — noun a) The intentional failure to perform an official duty or legal requirement. b) The lack of liability associated with the failure to act …   Wiktionary

  • nonfeasance — Synonyms and related words: Sisyphean labor, atrocity, bad policy, breach, crime, crime against humanity, culpa, culpable negligence, deadly sin, default, delinquency, dereliction, disconformity, disregard, endless task, enormity, error, evil,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nonfeasance — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Law. Nonperformance of what ought to be done: default, delinquency, dereliction, failure, neglect, omission. See DO …   English dictionary for students

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