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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A lack of conformity with law or custom or practice etc.

Usage examples (20)
  • Romanian citizens are reproaching you for nonobservance of the constitution, which you have sworn to observe.
  • The “Charter 77” manifesto appeared in Western newspapers, exposing the nonobservance of human rights in Czechoslovakia.
  • The particular effect of this charm is to counteract the evil influences which might otherwise result to the child from the nonobservance of the various other taboos...
  • One writer says: "The premature baldness and grayness of the Americans as a people is in great measure owing to the nonobservance of hygienic rules, and to excess of... for more
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