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Omission

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Omíssion. n.s. [omissus, Lat.]

  1. Neglect to do something; forbearance of something to be done.

    Would it not impose a total omission of physie. Brown.

    If he has made no provision for this great change, the omission can never be repaired, the time never redeemed. Roger's Serm. 12.

  2. Neglect of duty, opposed to commission or perpetration of crimes.

    Omission to do what is necessary,
    Seals a commission to a blank of danger.
    Shakespeare.

    The most natural division of all offences, is into those of omission and those of commission. Addison' Freeholder.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Browne, Thomas (204) · Rogers, John (38) · Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida (36)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Omission." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 16, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4164.


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