omission

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Omission carries the idea of a refraining from action. (Brown v. Standard Casket Mfg. Co.)

It can be used in various situations:

  • “Failure to disclose the origin of a recording” in criminal law is defined as following: “failure to disclose the origin” can take place either on omission of the actual name and address of the manufacturer or an omission of the name of the performer or principal artist.
  • Under property tax law, the word “omission” is used in the following way: “Where town clerk was personally and timely served with petition with respect to application to review real property tax assessment giving court jurisdiction and the official notice of proceeding, service of just one copy of petition rather than the statutorily required three copies was a mere irregularity or omission which could be cured.”

[Last updated in August of 2020 by the Wex Definitions Team]