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Failure to provide for the maintenance of one's legal dependents.


(Law) law US the failure to provide for one's family or dependents


(ˌnɒn səˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt)

failure to provide financial support for a spouse, child, or other dependent.
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Foreign investors want political stability and support of Government for making investment in a country and may divert their investment to other countries in case of political instability, worst law and order situation and nonsupport of Government," he said.
Also noted across multiple medical leadership levels were partial rejection or nonconcurrence and nonsupport of the TCCC guidelines.
Public opinion regarding electoral support or nonsupport for politicians belonging to political dynasties is split three ways and is generally unchanged between March 2013 and January 2016, Pulse Asia said.
In the United Kingdom, a phenomenological study about the experiences of SNs in final placement in nursing school included a feeling of ill preparation, "being used as an extra pair of hands," a sense of not knowing what they didn't know, and feelings of nonsupport (Morrell & Ridgway, 2014).
Apple Association added its nonsupport for the apples, commenting that it had not heard customers calling for a non-browning GE apple and noting that costs to the industry in the form of labeling and marketing efforts necessary to differentiate conventional vs.
Increased court discretion in child support cases by sealing nonsupport convictions and allowing limited driving privileges for nonsupport cases;
The first one was related to the treatment consideration section, Nonsupport (NON), where the Greeks obtained 16 points lower than the Americans, and the second one was the Warmth (WRM) scale, related to personality traits, which was 10 points lower in the Greek standardization sample compared to the U.
The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reported Friday that sheriff's deputies believe the suburban Cincinnati couple indicted this week on charges of nonsupport of dependents have left their home with their two other children.
Chief Ernesto Armijo was convicted of nonsupport of an ex-wife and two sons, and a condition of his probation prohibits possession of firearms.
But Merry then sees him as a flat-out failure in his second term with his mismanagement of the Korean War, a conflict that might have been avoided by a clear and consistent policy of either support or nonsupport for South Korea before 1950.
Anti-ICC elements, who often have personal reasons for trying to discredit the court, have been working very hard to damage the court and its work by lobbying for nonsupport, with complete disregard for legal arguments.
There was never a vote that would reveal the degree of support or nonsupport for the organization's membership policy.