Definition of "nonappearance"
  1. Not showing up in court when one is required to either make a case or defend oneself
How to use "nonappearance" in a sentence
  1. The plaintiff was held in contempt for nonappearance at the hearing.
  2. The defendant's nonappearance resulted in the judgement by default.
  3. Because of the nonappearance of key witnesses, the case was postponed.

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