Non-feasance
Non-feasance Non-fea"sance, n. [Pref. non- + OF. faisance a doing, fr. faire to do.] (Law) An omission or neglect to do something, esp. that which ought to have been done. Cf. {Malfeasance}. [1913 Webster]

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