nonappearance definition

  • noun:
    • Law Failure of a defendant to surface in an action.
    • legislation Failure of a witness or party to surface in reaction to a subpoena or notice.
    • A failure to seem, especially in a trial
    • Default of appearance, like in courtroom, to prosecute or defend; failure appearing.
    • Failure or don't make an appearance; standard of appearance, such as courtroom, to prosecute or guard.
    • failure to look (especially as at judge)

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