nondiscriminatory

adjective
non·​dis·​crim·​i·​na·​tory | \ ˌnän-dis-ˈkri-mə-nə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce nondiscriminatory (audio) , -ˈkrim-nə-\

Definition of nondiscriminatory

: not discriminatory : fair, equitable nondiscriminatory mortgage lending If good credit risks are being denied credit because of discrimination, why don't nondiscriminatory lenders enter these mortgage markets and profitably end redlining ?— Leonard I. Nakamura

Examples of nondiscriminatory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney said in a statement that his organization plays no part in law enforcement decisions at the fairgrounds, and that KFB's policies are nondiscriminatory and follow the law. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Fairness Campaign leader arrested in protest at Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast," 22 Aug. 2019 Then the defendant has to prove that the policy is necessary for legitimate, nondiscriminatory results. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "HUD proposes rule that would make housing discrimination lawsuits ‘impossible’," 19 Aug. 2019 The ideal agreement would expand access to Chinese markets for US exporters and investors, ensure nondiscriminatory treatment of US companies, and strengthen intellectual property protections. Myron Brilliant For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "The trade deal Trump and Xi should agree on at G20," 28 June 2019 Thomas went so far as calling for the court to junk its 1986 decision in Batson v. Kentucky, which says potential jurors cannot be excluded because of their race, and lawyers must provide a nondiscriminatory explanation for striking them. oregonlive.com, "Supreme Court throws out conviction of man tried 6 times for murders," 21 June 2019 Lawyers who are accused of racial bias must provide a nondiscriminatory explanation for striking out a potential juror. Catherine Kim, Vox, "The Supreme Court overturned Curtis Flowers’s murder conviction, citing racial bias," 21 June 2019 The plaintiffs also want paid bouncers at every fraternity event and party for crowd control and nondiscriminatory event admission. Dave Collins, The Seattle Times, "Students sue to open Yale fraternities to women," 12 Feb. 2019 The progeny of domestic hogs that quickly turned feral or hybrids between domestic feral pigs and European wild hogs, feral hogs are omnivores with a nondiscriminatory palate. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The ins and outs of feral hog hunting in Texas," 28 Mar. 2018 Federal supervision of the nondiscriminatory granting of loans by banks and savings institutions. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "The Surprising Story Behind This Shocking Photo of Martin Luther King Jr. Under Attack," 12 Jan. 2018

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1893, in the meaning defined above

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