omission of duty

omission of duty
index delinquency (failure of duty)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • omission — 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 …   Law dictionary

  • Omission — • The failure to do something one can and ought to do Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Omission     Omission     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Omission — O*mis sion, n. [L. omissio: cf. F. omission. See {Omit}.] 1. The act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something required by propriety or duty. [1913 Webster] The most natural division of all offenses is into those of omission and those of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • omission of obligation — index delinquency (failure of duty) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Omission (criminal) — In the criminal law, an omission, or failure to act, will constitute an actus reus (Latin for guilty act ) and give rise to liability only when the law imposes a duty to act and the defendant is in breach of that duty.DiscussionIn the criminal… …   Wikipedia

  • Omission (criminal law) — In the criminal law, an omission, or failure to act, will constitute an actus reus (Latin for guilty act ) and give rise to liability only when the law imposes a duty to act and the defendant is in breach of that duty. Contents 1 Discussion 1.1… …   Wikipedia

  • Duty of care in English law — English Tort law Part of the common law series Negligence Duty of care Bolam test Breach of duty Causation …   Wikipedia

  • Duty to rescue — Tort law Part of the …   Wikipedia

  • omission — noun Etymology: Middle English omissioun, from Anglo French omission, from Late Latin omission , omissio, from Latin omittere Date: 14th century 1. a. something neglected or left undone b. apathy toward or neglect of duty 2. the act of omitting ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • omission — The neglect to perform what the law requires. The intentional or unintentional failure to act which may or may not impose criminal liability depending upon the existence, vel non, of a duty to act under the circumstances. See also neglect …   Black's law dictionary

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