In`of*fi"cious (?), a. [L. inofficiosus: cf. F.inofficieux. See In- not, and Officious.]


Indifferent to obligation or duty.


Thou drown'st thyself in inofficious sleep. B. Jonson.


Not officious; not civil or attentive.



3. Law

Regardless of natural obligation; contrary to natural duty; unkind; -- commonly said of a testament made without regard to natural obligation, or by which a child is unjustly deprived of inheritance.

"The inofficious testament." Blackstone. "An inofficious disposition of his fortune." Paley.


© Webster 1913.

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