omission

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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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I did what I thought Mazrui would have done under the circumstances: write to the editors directly and point out this sin of omission and set the record straight.
The sin of omission of earlier, substantial research is probably the most serious of academic sins.
The sin of omission here is while existing technology can "suffice" it may leave a company in the dust competitively now or down the road.
The Tories, in their death throes in the mid 1990s, did the same, and he greater the sin of omission, the louder the bluster.
I came away from Lampeter with the uncomfortable feeling that though the bishops voted in favour, they had, by a sin of omission, lost the Bill for those who would have voted yes.
Note the hate speech and hypocrisy on top of the sin of omission.
Mullan's only flaw according to Coffey is a sin of omission.