omis·sion /ō-'mi-shən/ n
1: something neglected, left out, or left undone
2: the act, fact, or state of leaving something out or failing to do something esp. that is required by duty, procedure, or law
liable for a criminal act or omission

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

I noun breach, carelessness, default, default in performance, delinquency, dereliction, disregard, excluding, exclusion, failure, failure to perform, inadvertence, laxity, laxness, leaving out, neglect, neglect to perform, negligence, nonfeasance, noninclusion, oversight, passing over, praetermissio, pretermission, remissness, slip associated concepts: material omission, negligent omission, omission of duty, omission to act, willful omission foreign phrases:
- Omissio eorum quae taclte insunt nihil operatur. — The omission of those things which are tacitly expressed is unimportant
II index breach, default, deficiency, deficit, delinquency (failure of duty), dereliction, desuetude, dishonor (nonpayment), dispensation (exception), exception (exclusion), exclusion, failure (falling short), fault (mistake), flaw, infraction, laches, miscue, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, nonperformance, offense, ostracism, rejection, removal, renunciation

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The failure to do some duty or required action; the exclusion or leaving out of something or someone; overlooking something or someone.

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

1) Failure to perform an act agreed to, especially if there was a duty to perform.
2) Leaving out a word, phrase, or other language from a written document. If the parties agree that an omission was due to a mutual mistake, the document may be reformed.
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Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 Something left out or left undone.
2 The act of neglecting to do something required by law; especially one's duty.
3 The state of having been left out or undone.
4 The act of leaving something out or not done. An omission may be deliberate or unintentional.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   1) failure to perform an act agreed to, where there is a duty to an individual or the public to act (including omitting to take care) or where it is required by law. Such an omission may give rise to a lawsuit in the same way as a negligent or improper act.
   2) inadvertently leaving out a word, phrase or other language from a contract, deed, judgment or other document. If the parties agree that the omission was due to a mutual mistake, the document may be "reformed," but this may require a petition for a court order making the correction if it had been relied upon by government authorities or third parties.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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