nonfeasance :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words


  • n  a failure to act when under an obligation to do so; a refusal (without sufficient excuse) to do that which it is your legal duty to do

  • Another grand jury indicted Gugel for "nonfeasance of duty," i.
  • Thousands of hardworking people lost their jobs and homes as a result of the incredible nonfeasance, misfeasance and probably malfeasance of Christopher Cox and friends.
  • Thanks in part to the Interior Minister's "nonfeasance," said Burke, the former Interior Ministry adviser, Jabr was at least indirectly responsible for the deaths of hundreds .
News & Articles

  • Milwaukee County bus union leaders bounced for 'financial malfeasance'
    In a letter to union members, Rick Bassler, the new acting president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998, says Alan Simonis was ousted Wednesday as the union president and Patrick Clemens as treasurer secretary for "financial malfeasance and nonfeasance while in office."
    July 1, 2013 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • Bret Stephens in Dallas Morning News
    In The Wall Street Journal, Bret Stephens predicts a future US president "may have to apologize to Iranians for Obama's nonfeasance, just as Obama apologized for the Eisenhower administration's meddling [in Iran]. But the better Eisenhower parallel...
  • Eliot Spitzer in The Star-Ledger -
    There have recently been allegations of misfeasance and nonfeasance by personnel of the Waterfront Commission, including allegations of misconduct, conflicts of interest, abuse and waste,New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said in an executive order...
  • Lito Atienza in Business Mirror
    Atienza said the suspension should serve as a warning to other DENR officials and personnel involved in questionable land-titling transactions "either through nonfeasance or misfeasance or both."

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.