non·​fam·​i·​ly | \ ˌnän-ˈfam-lē How to pronounce nonfamily (audio) , -ˈfa-mə- \

Definition of nonfamily

1 : not of, relating to, or constituting a family nonfamily businesses/households a nonfamily member [=a person who is not a family member]
2 : not designed or suitable for both children and adults nonfamily entertainment … many nonfamily restaurants allow smoking throughout the restaurant …Fodorʼs Japan

Examples of nonfamily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of the people at social functions with more than 10 nonfamily members were not fully vaccinated. Lynn Vavreck, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 The bill also limits who may turn in a voter’s ballot, allowing only certain family members to do so or limiting individuals to turning in the ballots of just two nonfamily members., 30 Apr. 2021 When Deborah was first born, Kristi was one of the first nonfamily folks who came, saw her, and held her. Julie Beck, The Atlantic, 16 Apr. 2021 The Interloper is a nonfamily member who takes unfair advantage of a senior, often incapacitated. Dallas News, 14 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of nonfamily

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nonfamily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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