non·​de·​liv·​ery ˌnän-di-ˈli-v(ə-)rē How to pronounce nondelivery (audio)
: failure or refusal to deliver something (such as a product or service)
Common fraud included the nondelivery of merchandise ordered through Web sites …The Los Angeles Times

Examples of nondelivery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following similar measures passed in San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Chicago and Washington, D.C., the L.A. City Council in June unanimously approved a motion to temporarily cap third-party delivery fees at 15% commission and limit marketing fees (or other nondelivery fees) to 5%. oregonlive, 30 Sep. 2020 The two most common types of scams, according to the FBI, are nondelivery and nonpayment scams. Ivana Pino, Fortune, 22 Dec. 2022 Buyers from two large U.S. companies with operations in Brazil, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there is also a risk of nondelivery. Mark Weinraub and Ana Mano Reuters, Star Tribune, 21 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondelivery was in 1646

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“Nondelivery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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