nonowner

noun non·own·er \ ˌnän-ˈō-nər \

Definition of nonowner

plural nonowners
: one who is not the owner of something
  • … the agreement would spell out whether the nonowner will contribute to the mortgage …
  • —Sandra Block
  • … dog owners are … more likely than nonowners to get the exercise they need.
  • —Catherine E. Toth

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1866

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