AskDefine | Define remiss

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remiss adj : failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills" [syn: derelict, delinquent, neglectful]

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  1. At fault; failing to fulfill responsibility, duty, or obligations.
    I would certainly be remiss if I did not give credit where credit was due.



  1. A referral, especially as a general practitioner refers a patient to another medical specialist.

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