nonfeasance 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 done or esp. something that one is under a duty or obligation to do compare malfeasance , misfeasance
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