- The failure to act where duty requires an act. Of public officer:–neglect or refusal, without sufficient excuse, to do that which it is the officer's legal duty to do, whether wilfully, or through malice, ignorance, or oversight. State ex rel. Hardie v Coleman, 115 Fla 119, 155 So 129, 92 ALR 988. Of employee:–the failure to enter upon the performance of a duty which the contract of employment imposes upon an employee, Anno: 20 ALR 104 s. 99 ALR 409; the total omission or failure of an employee to enter upon the performance of some distinct duty or undertaking which he has agreed with his employer to do, Hagerty v Montana Ore Purchasing Co. 38 Mont 69, 98 P 643; the omission to do some act which ought to be performed. A matter of "not doing." 35 Am J1st M & S § 586. Of agent:–the total omission or failure of an agent to enter upon the performance of some distinct duty or undertaking which he has agreed with his principal to do. Anno: 20 ALR 104.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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