nonforfeitable

adjective

non·​for·​feit·​able ˌnän-ˈfȯr-fə-tə-bəl How to pronounce nonforfeitable (audio)
: not able to be forfeited : not subject to forfeiture
nonforfeitable rights/contributions

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sandi Jacobs of EducationCounsel, a consulting firm, cited eight states that recently doubled — to 10 years — the time a teacher must work before vesting, or earning a nonforfeitable right to a pension. Mary Williams Walsh, New York Times, 8 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonforfeitable was in 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Nonforfeitable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonforfeitable. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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