non·​for·​feit·​able | \ˌnän-ˈfȯr-fə-tə-bəl \

Definition of nonforfeitable 

: not able to be forfeited : not subject to forfeiture nonforfeitable rights/contributions

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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, "In Puerto Rico, Teachers’ Pension Fund Works Like a Ponzi Scheme," 8 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of nonforfeitable

1860, in the meaning defined above

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