nonfraternization

noun

non·​frat·​er·​ni·​za·​tion ˌnän-ˌfra-tər-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce nonfraternization (audio)
: absence of fraternizing (as between coworkers or between soldiers and civilians)
usually used before another noun
a strict nonfraternization policy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For example, Brian Krzanich, the former chief executive of Intel Corp. resigned in 2018 for engaging in a consensual relationship with a co-worker that violated the company’s nonfraternization policy. Deborah Acosta, WSJ, 15 Jan. 2021 The court’s nonfraternization policy does not explicitly prohibit such relationships, as long as they are disclosed to the board and do not create an apparent conflict of interest. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2020 The enforcement of the nonfraternization policy at the top of the McDonald’s C-suite nonetheless surprised at least one longtime Chicago employment lawyer. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, 4 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonfraternization was circa 1870

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Cite this Entry

“Nonfraternization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonfraternization. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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