a) The act of omitting.
b) The act of neglecting to perform an action one has an obligation to do.

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  • omission — [ ɔmisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1350; bas lat. omissio ♦ Le fait, l action d omettre (qqch.), de ne pas dire, de ne pas faire (qqch.). L omission d un détail par un témoin. Pécher par omission. Mensonge par omission. ♢ Chose omise. Omission volontaire;… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • omission — omis·sion /ō mi shən/ n 1: something neglected, left out, or left undone 2: the act, fact, or state of leaving something out or failing to do something esp. that is required by duty, procedure, or law liable for a criminal act or omission Merriam …   Law dictionary

  • Omission — • The failure to do something one can and ought to do Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Omission     Omission     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • omission — o‧mis‧sion [əʊˈmɪʆn, ə ǁ oʊ , ə ] ➔ error of omission * * * omission UK US /əʊˈmɪʃən/ noun [C or U] ► the fact of not including something that should have been included, or the thing that is not included: »We are not responsible for the omission …   Financial and business terms

  • Omission — may refer to: Omission (Catholicism), a Catholic sin Omission (criminal law) Omission bias Purposeful omission, a literary method See also Lie Mathematical proof Logical proof Argument Professional negligence Contract law Insurance contracts …   Wikipedia

  • Omission — (von lateinisch omittere: „auslassen, unterlassen“, auch Abszission) ist ein Stilmittel der Rhetorik der Lyrik und der Prosa. In der Ästhetik wird eine Trope oder ein Symbol mit negativer oder positiver Appellfunktion als Omission bezeichnet.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Omission — O*mis sion, n. [L. omissio: cf. F. omission. See {Omit}.] 1. The act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something required by propriety or duty. [1913 Webster] The most natural division of all offenses is into those of omission and those of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Omission — (v. lat.), 1) Weglassung, z.B. beim Conto corrente das Weglassen einer Post; 2) Unterlassung; 3) Entsagung, z.B. O. der Erbschaft …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Omission — (lat.), Weglassung; Unterlassung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Omission — Omission, lat. deutsch, Weglassung, Unterlassung; omissio hereditatis Verzicht auf die Erbschaft; omissum, Auslassung eines Wortes etc …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • omission — (n.) late 14c., from L. omissionem (nom. omissio) an omitting, noun of action from pp. stem of omittere (see OMIT (Cf. omit)). Related: Omissible …   Etymology dictionary

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