Definition of "nonfeasance" []

  • Failure to perform an act that is either an official duty or a legal requirement. (noun)
  • A failure to act when under an obligation to do so (noun)

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Use "nonfeasance" in a sentence
  • "When no one laughed along, Sherman focused in on the Bush Admin's "nonfeasance" to see if that was an impeachable offense."
  • "And the article in The Nation provides valuable new evidence to go along with all of the other evidence of malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance that we've seen up until now."
  • "Not being a Senator, I need not have an opinion on whether this probably innocent act of nonfeasance ought to disqualify Mr. Geithner from high office."
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