American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Failure to perform an act that is either an official duty or a legal requirement.
- non- + (mis)feasance. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When no one laughed along, Sherman focused in on the Bush Admin's "nonfeasance" to see if that was an impeachable offense.”
“And the article in The Nation provides valuable new evidence to go along with all of the other evidence of malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance that we've seen up until now.”
“Not being a Senator, I need not have an opinion on whether this probably innocent act of nonfeasance ought to disqualify Mr. Geithner from high office.”
“This law puts them in a no-win situation: They will be forced to offend and anger someone who is perhaps a citizen or here legally when they ask to see his papers or be accused of nonfeasance because they do not.”
“If we take back even one house this November we will be able to conduct hearings where the architects of this monstrosity will be required to defend their malfeasance, or nonfeasance, before the dreaded cameras of C-Span.”
“That came five months later, after he had either resigned because of lack of support from the Justice Department or had been fired for what was characterized as “nonfeasance” the evidence supported the former interpretation.”
“She seems well equipped to root out malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance of these clowns that had to pass the Montica Goodling (?) loyalty test after she graduated, with high honers, from some place called Regent U.”
“Such removal may be effected "for neglect of duty, malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in office, for any willful violation of Title XXXV of the Revised Code, or for any any other good and sufficient cause.”
“If you or I were doing it, it would probably be called misfeasance or nonfeasance.”
“Those idiot doctors seem to be worried about malfeasance, so they're risking nonfeasance instead.”
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