non·​for·​fei·​ture ˌnän-ˈfȯr-fə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce nonforfeiture (audio)
: failure or refusal to forfeit something
investigated the nonforfeiture of the shipment
often used before another noun
nonforfeiture offenses
: the state or condition of not being subject to forfeiture
usually used before another noun
A policy expires when it has run past its grace period with premiums unpaid and has exhausted any benefits available under the nonforfeiture option … Stephan R. Leimberg et al.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This relatively unknown nonforfeiture option is called a life settlement. Brandon Marz, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Permanent life insurance policies, such as whole-life and universal-life policies, offer policy owners nonforfeiture options. Brandon Marz, Forbes, 21 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nonforfeiture was in 1829

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“Nonforfeiture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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