failure


failure
fail·ure n
1: omission of occurrence or performance; specif: a failing to perform a duty or expected action
a failure to mitigate damages
failure to prosecute
2: a lack of success or adequacy
failure of a suit
3: a failing in business

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

failure
I (bankruptcy) noun commercial failure, default, discontinuance of business, economic downfall, failure to maintain solvency, financial disaster, financial loss, financial ruin, inability to maintain solvency, inability to meet financial obligations, insolvency, insufficiency of funds, lack of funds, suspension of business associated concepts: failure to meet one's obligations, insolvency II (falling short) noun defectio, defectiveness, deficiency, delinquency, dereliction, inability, insufficiency, lack, loss of strength, noncompletion, nonfulfillment, nonobservance, nonperformance, omission, oversight, pretermission, shortcoming, slip, want associated concepts: failure of consideration, failure of evidence, failure of heirs, failure of issue, failure of proof, failure of purpose, failure of title, failure of trust, failure to act, failure to bargain collectively, failure to comply, failure to file a return, failure to give notice, failure to make delivery, failure to perform, failure to prosecute, law office failures, partial failure III (lack of success) noun aborted attempt, beating, botch, breakdown, collapse, debacle, defeat, disappointment, downfall, drubbing, error, fall, fiasco, fruitless effort, frustration, ineffectualness, labor in vain, loss, miscarriage, misfortune, mistake, ruin, unsuccessful attempt, vain attempt IV index abortion (fiasco), bankruptcy, breach, debacle, defeat, delinquency (failure of duty), disaster, dishonor (nonpayment), disqualification (factor that disqualifies), flaw, foible, frailty, frustration, impossibility, impotence, impuissance, inability, incapacity, inefficacy, infraction, lapse (expiration), loss, miscarriage, misconduct, mistrial, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, nonpayment, offense, omission, oversight (carelessness), vice

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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