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Omission

omission
1. The act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something required by propriety or duty. The most natural division of all offenses is into those of omission and those of commission. (Addison)
2. That which is omitted or is left undone.
Origin: L. Omissio: cf. F. Omission. See Omit.


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