Non-Feasance Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Non-Feasance.

Non-Feasance (noun)

Definition: The failure or refusal to perform an action or task that one is required or expected to do. Unlike "misfeasance" — doing something improperly, or "malfeasance" — performing an act illegally or with misconduct, non-feasance involves not doing something at all.