non·​own·​er | \ ˌnän-ˈō-nər How to pronounce nonowner (audio) \
plural nonowners

Definition of nonowner

: 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

Examples of nonowner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The insurance, required of all gun owners except law enforcement officers, would cover the costs of harm caused by accidental gunshots, or by intentional shootings by nonowners who borrow or steal the gun. Bob Egelko,, "San Jose Mayor Liccardo responds to gun violence — wants owners to have insurance," 12 Aug. 2019 Lenders are reluctant to remove the nonowner’s name from the loan documents. Benny L. Kass,, "How long can voting on condo association issue be left open?," 18 Dec. 2017 The reasons Airbnb increases rental rates is that nonowner occupiers [landlords] are taking homes out of the long-term market and putting the units into the short-term market. Lisa Ward, WSJ, "How Airbnb Affects Home Prices and Rents," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of nonowner

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonowner was in 1866

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“Nonowner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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