non·​dis·​crim·​i·​na·​tory ˌnän-dis-ˈkri-mə-nə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce nondiscriminatory (audio)
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Last month, 545 current NCAA athletes signed a letter to Emmert and the NCAA Board of Governors asking the organization to reaffirm its nondiscriminatory policies and refuse to host championship events in states where transgender athletes are banned from competition. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2021 Perhaps learning from the more turbulent licensing of its predecessor H.265 (HEVC), the Fraunhofer Institute, which is licensing the technology, now takes a uniform and transparent licensing model based on the FRAND principle (fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory). Jason Schmitt, Discover Magazine, 19 Aug. 2020 The state’s current equal pay laws prohibit employers from paying an employee a higher rate than a coworker for similar work unless the pay disparity is justified by nondiscriminatory factors such as seniority, education, training or experience. oregonlive, 15 Mar. 2023 And the United Nations has issued guidelines for nondiscriminatory communications in the six official languages of the organization: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. New York Times, 1 Aug. 2022 Should the candidate then file a claim of discrimination, the employer would bear the burden of demonstrating that their decision was nondiscriminatory. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 5 July 2022 Though she was denied promotions, the Corrections Department was able to show a nondiscriminatory reason, Roberts said. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, 7 Jan. 2022 The Constitution permits legislative prayers, but the prayer-selection process must be nondiscriminatory. Trudy Lieberman, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 Crypto can bring millions of people into the economic system through immediate, nondiscriminatory access to services. Brian Armstrong, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nondiscriminatory was in 1893

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“Nondiscriminatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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