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1 : something neglected, left out, or left undone
2 : the act, fact, or state of leaving something out or failing to do something esp. that is required by duty, procedure, or law [liable for a criminal act or ]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.