feasance
The performance of an act.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


feasance
The performance of an act.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • feasance — 1530s, from Anglo Fr. fesance, from O.Fr. faisance action, deed, enactment, from faisant, prp. of faire to make, do (from L. facere; see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • feasance — [fē′zəns] n. [Anglo Fr fesance (Fr faisance) < stem of faire, to do: see FEASIBLE] Law the performance of an act, condition, obligation, etc …   English World dictionary

  • feasance — /fee zeuhns/, n. Law. the doing or performing of an act, as of a condition or duty. [1530 40; < AF fesa(u)nce, OF faisance, equiv. to fais (var. s. of faire L facere to do) + ance ANCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • feasance — n. doing, acting out, performing (of a commitment, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feasance — fea•sance [[t]ˈfi zəns[/t]] n. law Law. the performance of some act, esp. a job or other duty • Etymology: 1530–40; < AF fesa(u) nce, OF faisance …   From formal English to slang

  • feasance — /fiyzans/ A doing; the doing of an act; a performing or performance. See malfeasance misfeasance nonfeasance …   Black's law dictionary

  • feasance — A doing; a making; putting into effect. See malfeasance; misfeasance; nonfeasance …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • feasance — /fee zeuhns/, n. Law. the doing or performing of an act, as of a condition or duty. [1530 40; < AF fesa(u)nce, OF faisance, equiv. to fais (var. s. of faire << L facere to do) + ance ANCE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • non-feasance — /non fēˈzəns/ (law) noun Omission of something which ought to be or ought to have been done ORIGIN: Pfx non not, and OFr faisance doing, from faire, from L facere to do non feasance noun see separate entry • • • Main Entry: ↑non …   Useful english dictionary

  • Non-feasance — Non fea sance, n. [Pref. non + OF. faisance a doing, fr. faire to do.] (Law) An omission or neglect to do something, esp. that which ought to have been done. Cf. {Malfeasance}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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