culpable omission

See: misdeed
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As writers of travels among barbarous communities are generally very diffuse on these subjects, he deems it right to advert to what may be considered a culpable omission.
It is easier to charge culpable omission than disprove it, but the book tries to place Bergoglio within a church moving from conflicted confusion toward appalled realization.
On the other hand, if the defendant causes substantial injury to the victim and still has the opportunity to save him--by calling 911, for example, or by giving him the antidote to a poison--then the defendant is guilty of a second culpable omission for his failure to save.
The judge also referred to "the defendant's own culpable omission in failing to make discovery of the Coulton memo.