fac-, facil-, fact-, feas-, -feat, -fect, -feit, -facient, -faction, -fic-, -fy, -ficate, -fication

(Latin: to make, to do, to build, to cause, to produce; forming, shaping)

Non sufficit orbis.
"The world does not suffice."
"The world is not enough."
"The world is not sufficient."
nonfeasance (s) (noun), nonfeasances (pl)
1. A failure to perform either an official duty or a legal requirement: Nonfeasance is the total omission of an agent to do a special assignment which he or she has agreed with a client to accomplish.
2. A neglect to do what someone ought to have done: Jack was guilty of nonfeasance when he forgot to tell Jill that he would not be home until much later because he still had to complete an assignment that day which was given to him by his supervisor at work.
The omission to do something which definitely must be done.
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notification (s) (noun), notifications (pl)
notifier (s) (noun), notifiers (pl)
notify (verb), notifies; notified; notifing
1. The act of making something legally invalid, counteracting, or overriding the effect or force of something.
2. The act of canceling something out.
3. The refusal by a state government to allow the application of a section of federal law.
4. In U.S. history, a doctrine expounded by the advocates of extreme states' rights which held that states have the right to declare null and void any federal law that they deem unconstitutional.
1. Someone who believes in nullification as a means by which U.S. states may resist federal laws.
2. Anyone who nullifies or makes void and who maintains the right to nullify a contract by one of the parties involved.
1. To counteract the force or effectiveness of or to have the effect of canceling something out.
2. To revoke something or to make it invalid; negate, revoke, veto, void, and undo.
3. To make a legal agreement or decision to have no legal force.
4. Etymology: from Late Latin nullificare, "to esteem lightly, despise, to make nothing"; from Latin nullus, "not any" + root of facere, "to make".
1. A place in which business, clerical, or professional activities are conducted and which may a small room with one desk for one or two people or a room with several desks where people work.

The administrative personnel, executives, or staff working in such a place.

2. The quarters in which a commercial, professional, or government organization carries out its activities.
3. A duty or function assigned to or assumed by a person.
4. A position of authority, duty, or trust given to someone, as in a government or corporation; such as, the office of vice president.
5. A major executive division of a government or subdivision of a governmental department; for example, the U.S. Patent Office.
6. The prescribed order or form of a Christian church service, or of daily prayers.

A religious rite or service prescribed by ecclesiastical authorities.

7. Etymology: from about the mid-13th century, "a post, an employment to which certain duties are attached"; from Latin officium, "service, duty, function, business"; literally, "work-doing", from ops, opis, "power, might, abundance, means" (related to opus, "work") + the stem of facere, "to do, to perform".
1. An in-grown compulsion to be impressively ornate rather than simply being direct.
2. A style of language used in some official statements, often criticized for its use of polysyllabic jargon and obscure, pretentiously wordy phrasing.
3. Language characteristic of official documents or statements, especially when obscure, pretentiously wordy, verbose, or excessively formal.