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omission

n. 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 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. (See: negligence, breach of contract, reformation)

omission

noun breach, carelessness, default, default in performance, delinquency, dereliction, disregard, 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 tacite insunt nihil operatur.The omission of those things which are tacitly expressed is unimportant.
See also: breach, default, deficiency, deficit, delinquency, dereliction, desuetude, dishonor, dispensation, exception, exclusion, failure, fault, flaw, infraction, laches, miscue, mistake, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, nonpayment, nonperformance, offense, ostracism, rejection, removal, renunciation

OMISSION. An omission is the neglect to perform what the law requires.
     2. When a public law enjoins on certain officers duties to be performed by them for the public, and they omit to perform them, they may be indicted: for example, supervisors of the highways are required to repair the public roads; the neglect to do so will render them liable to be indicted.
     3. When a nuisance arises in consequence of an omission, it cannot be abated if it be a private nuisance without giving notice, when such notice can be given. Vide Branches; Commission; Nuisance; Trees.

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And in Washington, that sin of omission has policy consequences.
It is rumoured that Major Dick Hern, winner of five King Georges, expressed the strong opinion to the Godolphin team that Swain should have a pacemaker and that great trainer, whose lack of a knighthood remains a sin of omission, knows a few things about pacemakers having run two the year that Bustino lost his epic confrontation with Grundy.
Let's make this an impetus for us to rally together to protest, to express contrition for our social sin of omission and do something-whatever we are capable of doing to correct this shameful tragedy,' he added.
I'm just sorry that her little sin of omission has bothered her for so many years.
But it is a myopic provision nonetheless, selectively punishing Filipinos for a sin of omission and not applying the same vindictiveness for greater shortcomings.
I don't know about you, but the EPA and the South Coast Air Quality District commit the sin of omission with their continuing pronouncements.
Are the Presidents sins of omission or commission in Mamasapano more important than his sin of omission vis-AA -vis the vacancies in the constitutional commissions?
So, I felt I would be committing a sin of omission if I failed to publicly commend the group of Joy Pangilinan.
People may also be vulnerable to demonic possession through "the sin of omission and sin of commission," he added.
They justified this as sin of omission and not sin of commission.
The Church was guilty all those years of the sin of omission.