non·​par·​tic·​i·​pa·​tory ˌnän-pär-ˈti-sə-pə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce nonparticipatory (audio)
: not characterized by or involving participation : not participatory
nonparticipatory governments
He will act in a nonparticipatory capacity.

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonparticipatory was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Nonparticipatory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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