non·per·for·mance /ˌnän-pər-'fȯr-məns/ n: neglect or failure to perform

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun avoidance, breach of promise, default, delinquency, dereliction of duty, disregard, dutilessness, evasion, evasion of duty, failure to perform, idleness, inactivity, inexecution, laxity, neglect, negligence, noncompletion, noncompliance, noncooperation, nonfeasance, nonfulfillment, nonpractice, omission, truancy, unduteousness, undutifulness, unfulfillment associated concepts: nonperformance of a contract, nonperformance of a duty II index breach, default, deficiency, delinquency (failure of duty), dereliction, failure (falling short), frustration, laches, laxity, miscarriage, neglect, nonfeasance

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Failure to perform some duty or obligation; failure to perform according to the terms of a contract.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Nonperformance — Non per*form ance, n. Neglect or failure to perform. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonperformance — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • nonperformance — /non peuhr fawr meuhns/, n. failure or neglect to perform. [1500 10; NON + PERFORMANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonperformance — noun A failure to perform in a reasonable manner, or to perform a task that one was legally bound to do …   Wiktionary

  • nonperformance — Synonyms and related words: Sisyphean labor, culpa, culpable negligence, default, delinquency, dereliction, disconformity, disregard, endless task, failure, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inexecution, inobservance, laches, laissez faire …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nonperformance — n. lack of execution; lack of function …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonperformance — non·performance …   English syllables

  • nonperformance — non per•form′ance n …   From formal English to slang

  • nonperformance — A failure or omission to perform. The breach of a contract by failure to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. 17 Am J2d Contr §§ 355 et seq …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nonperformance — noun failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances • Syn: ↑negligence, ↑carelessness, ↑neglect • Derivationally related forms: ↑neglect (for: ↑neglect), ↑car …   Useful english dictionary

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