Non feasance

NON FEASANCE, torts, contracts. The non-performance of some act which ought to be performed.
     2. When a legislative act requires a person to do a thing, its non feasance will subject the party to punishment; as, if a statute require the supervisors of the highways to repair such highways, the neglect to repair them may be punished. Vide 1 Russ. on Cr. 48.
     3. Mere non-feasance does not imply malice; this is strongly exemplified in the case of a plaintiff, who, having issued a writ of capias against his debtor, afterwards received the debt, and neglected to countermand the writ, in consequence of which the defendant was afterwards arrested. On a suit brought by the former defendant against the former plaintiff, it was held that the law did not impose on the first plaintiff the duty of countermanding his writ. If he had refused to give the countermand when requested, it might have been evidence of malice, but in such case there would have been something beyond mere non-feasance, an actual refusal. 1 B & P. 388; 3 East, R. 314; 2 Bos. & P. 129.
     4. There is a difference between nonfeasance and misfeasance, (q.v.) or malfeasance. (q.v.) Vide 2 Kent, Com. 443 Story on Bailm. Sec. 9, 165; 2 Vin. Ab. 35 1 Hawk. P. C. 13; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.

Non debet
Non decipitur qui scit se decipi
Non dedit
Non definitur in jure quid sit conatus
Non demisit
Non detinet
Non differunt quae concordant re
Non effecit affectus nisi sequatur effectus
Non est arctius vinculum inter homines quam jusjurandum
Non est certandum de regulis juris
Non est disputandum contra principia negantem
Non est factum
Non est inventus
Non est recedendum a communi observantia
Non est regula quin fallat
Non faciat malum
-- Non feasance --
Non fecit
Non fecit vastum contra prohibitionem
Non impedit clausula derogatoria
Non in legendo sed in intelligendo leges consistunt
Non infregit conventionem
Non joinder
Non jurors
Non licet quod dispendio licet
Non liquet
Non moderate castigavit
Non nasci
Non obligat lex nisi promulgata
Non observata forma
Non obstante
Non obstante veredicto
Non omittas
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