nondiscrimination

noun

non·​dis·​crim·​i·​na·​tion ˌnän-dis-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce nondiscrimination (audio)
: the absence or avoidance of discrimination
… officially affirming a federal government policy of nondiscrimination in employment.Benjamin Quarles

Examples of nondiscrimination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Americans in all age groups favor nondiscrimination laws, the PRRI findings indicate a gradual decline in support among Americans aged 18-29. Nicole Chavez, CNN, 12 Mar. 2024 Jonathan Drake / Reuters file HB 2 — which was later partially repealed in 2017 — also prevented local governments from passing LGBTQ nondiscrimination measures and rendered then-existing protections, including one in Charlotte, moot. Matt Lavietes, NBC News, 3 Feb. 2024 Gentili was also one of the lead plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to roll back nondiscrimination protections for trans people in health care. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 17 Feb. 2024 Airbnb’s help account replied to her post, noting that the company does not condone discrimination in any way and shared a link to its nondiscrimination policy. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Dec. 2023 As an attorney at ADL, Lehrer appealed to the California Coastal Commission in 1985 to decline the request of the Jonathan Club — which leased 58,000 square feet of public land for its beachfront location — to improve its Santa Monica property unless the club enforced a nondiscrimination policy. Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2023 Homophobia is considered a criminal offense in France, and nondiscrimination is part of the country’s new sports ethics code. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 June 2023 The international rules alone cannot ensure trade openness and nondiscrimination, especially since democratic governments are first and foremost accountable at home, where protectionism can be popular and politically attractive. Dan Ikenson, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2023 Several institutions of higher education, including Brown University, the California State University System, Colby College and Brandeis University, have also added caste protections to their nondiscrimination policies. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 9 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nondiscrimination was in 1793

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“Nondiscrimination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nondiscrimination. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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