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nonappearance Syllabification: non·ap·pear·ance
Pronunciation: /ˌnänəˈpirəns/

Definition of nonappearance in English:


1Failure to appear or be present, especially at a gathering or engagement.
Example sentences
  • The reason for the non-appearance of the applicants appears in an affidavit which has been filed in this Court.
  • Visitation centre workers' complaints about cancelled visits or non-appearance were conveyed to Mr. Lee.
  • Mr Woodward's reason for non-appearance on the day the case was due to start was, to my mind, inadequate and remains inadequate.
1.1 Law Failure to appear or be present in a court of law, especially as a witness, defendant, or plaintiff.
Example sentences
  • There has been no affidavit material filed to explain the circumstances of this non-appearance.
  • Given that direct resistance to religious court authority is itself illegal and non-appearance for a summons can be met with a police-enforced arrest warrant, indirection is a means of effective resistance.
  • Magistrates sentenced Scholz to two months in prison, with seven days added for non-appearance at court
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