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nonsupport

Syllabification: non·sup·port
Pronunciation: /ˌnänsəˈpôrt
 
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Definition of nonsupport in English:

noun

Law
Failure to provide for the maintenance of a child, spouse, or other dependent as required by law.
Example sentences
  • And if there's someone who could sue for nonsupport, it's Weaver.
  • Despite ‘social and legal changes’ the common law of ‘male protection and female dependence’ remained intact by criminalizing nonsupport and desertion.

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