Unobservance
Unobservance Un`ob*serv"ance, n. Want or neglect of observance; inobservance. --Whitlock. [1913 Webster]

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  • unobservance — index breach, contempt (disobedience to the court), neglect, negligence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unobservance — un·observance …   English syllables

  • unobservance — |ən+ noun : want or neglect of observance : nonobservance …   Useful english dictionary

  • breach — / brēch/ n 1 a: a violation in the performance of or a failure to perform an obligation created by a promise, duty, or law without excuse or justification breach of duty: a breach of a duty esp. by a fiduciary (as an agent or corporate officer)… …   Law dictionary

  • contempt — con·tempt /kən tempt/ n 1: willful disobedience or open disrespect of the orders, authority, or dignity of a court or judge acting in a judicial capacity by disruptive language or conduct or by failure to obey the court s orders; also: the… …   Law dictionary

  • negligence — neg·li·gence / ne gli jəns/ n: failure to exercise the degree of care expected of a person of ordinary prudence in like circumstances in protecting others from a foreseeable and unreasonable risk of harm in a particular situation; also: conduct… …   Law dictionary

  • neglect — ne·glect n: a disregard of duty resulting from carelessness, indifference, or willfulness; esp: a failure to provide a child under one s care with proper food, clothing, shelter, supervision, medical care, or emotional stability compare abuse 2,… …   Law dictionary

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  • carelessness — Synonyms and related words: abandon, absentmindedness, accidia, acedia, aloofness, apathy, ataraxia, ataraxy, blowziness, blunderheadedness, blundering, boggling, boredom, botchery, botching, bungling, caprice, careless abandon, casualness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • default — Synonyms and related words: AWOL, French leave, abscondence, absence, absence without leave, absentation, absenteeism, absenting, arrear, arrearage, arrears, back debts, back payments, bad debt, be absent, be bereaved of, be caught napping, be… …   Moby Thesaurus

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