Omíssion. n.s. [omissus, Lat.]
- 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.
- 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.