Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Failure to provide for the maintenance of one's legal dependents.

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  • n. A lack of support
  • n. The failure to provide for one's family or other dependents
  • n. One who fails to provide support

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Taking them to court for criminal nonsupport, which is a felony.

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  • But Andersen clarified that "nonsupport" was one of the only grounds you could use to get a divorce back then.

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  • I agree with your point that the phrase is not properly used as a kind of nonsupport for a checkable statement.

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  • All of the 65+ crowd doesnt fish or hunt anyway and the loss of revenue projection is probably inflated to justify nonsupport of a elderly free license.

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  • The time has come for Germany to take charge of its own destiny, it is time to make a decision is Germany a Sovereign State of the [21st] Century, and the outcome of the meeting [Will] well determine the future of Germany in the [21st] Century, demonstrated by its support or nonsupport of the American-Israeli Empires Wars of Economic Stimulus, Resources and Markets, Blood for Oil rampages on the Islamic Crescent/Arabian Crescent/Hindu Cush.

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  • The time has come for Germany to take charge of its own destiny, it is time to make a decision is Germany a Sovereign State of the [21st] Century, and the outcome of the meeting [Will] well determine the future of Germany in the [21st] Century, demonstrated by its support or nonsupport of the American-Israeli Empires Wars of Economic Stimulus, Resources and Markets, Blood for Oil rampages on the Islamic Crescent/Arabian Crescent/Hindu Cush

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  • In 1970, when Hemed was hospitalized for nearly an entire year, Amina divorced him, employing an Islamic law that allows divorce for reasons of nonsupport.

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  • It was a testament to the strength of this family unit that Hemed, even after the divorce for nonsupport and the years of violent psychotic episodes, was still taken care of by Amina and the family.

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  • She was still threatening to take him to court for the nonsupport of their daughter, Jan. That summer Jack also wanted to get his drinking under control, but the total abstinence that the mountaintop demanded worried him.

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  • During times of economic stability, she observes, in which women could (and did) depend more upon their husbands for economic support, women complained primarily about nonsupport by their husbands, even in cases in which physical abuse was also clearly present.

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