Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Neglectful or contrary to duty.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In the civil law. Inofficious; contrary to natural duty or affection. Used of a will of a parent which disinherited a child without just cause or that of a child which disinherited a parent, and which could be contested by querela inofficiosi testamenti. Dig, 2, 5, 3, 13; Paulus, llb. 4, tit. 5, ยง L