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[in-uh b-zur-vuh ns] /ˌɪn əbˈzɜr vəns/

lack of attention; inattention; heedlessness:
drowsy inobservance.
failure to observe a custom, rule, law, or the like; nonobservance:
inobservance of the Sabbath.
lack of compliance with or adherence to a law, religious duty, etc

1660s, from Latin inobservantem (nominative inobservans) “inattentive, negligent,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + observans (see observance).


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