feasance

/fee"zeuhns/, n. Law.
the doing or performing of an act, as of a condition or duty.
[1530-40; < AF fesa(u)nce, OF faisance, equiv. to fais- (var. s. of faire L facere to do) + -ance -ANCE]

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  • non-feasance — /non fēˈzəns/ (law) noun Omission of something which ought to be or ought to have been done ORIGIN: Pfx non not, and OFr faisance doing, from faire, from L facere to do non feasance noun see separate entry • • • Main Entry: ↑non …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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