Non-feasance

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Non-feasance (Law) An omission or neglect to do something, esp. that which ought to have been done. Cf. Malfeasance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n non-feasance The omission of some act which ought to have been performed by the party: distinguished from misfeasance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Non-feasance non-fē′zans omission of something which ought to be done, distinguished from Misfeasance, which means the wrongful use of power or authority.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. non-, + OF. faisance, a doing, fr. faire, to do
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pfx. non, not, O. Fr. faisance, doing—faire—L. facĕre, to do.