nonpayment

noun
non·​pay·​ment | \ ˌnän-ˈpā-mənt How to pronounce nonpayment (audio) \

Definition of nonpayment

: neglect or failure to pay nonpayment of a debt was evicted for nonpayment of rent

Examples of nonpayment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Internal Revenue Service auctions include assets — from real estate to a liquor license — sold by the government for nonpayment of taxes. oregonlive, 3 Aug. 2022 The city of Los Angeles continues to ban evictions for nonpayment of rent for anyone who has suffered a financial hardship due to COVID-19. Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 Before the players could depart for California, their football equipment was impounded in Phoenix because of a lawsuit filed by their former publicity manager for nonpayment of a $2,100 printing bill. Douglas C. Towne, The Arizona Republic, 29 Apr. 2022 Landlords seeking an eviction for nonpayment of rent must give their tenants five days' notice. AZCentral.com, 19 Apr. 2022 Ricks is sponsoring a proposal aimed at removing an HOA’s ability to foreclose for nonpayment of fines and fees from covenant violations like grease stains in driveways and unmowed grass. ProPublica, 7 Apr. 2022 Michigan issued hundreds of thousands of license suspensions each year for nonpayment of fines and fees and failing to appear in court. Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 7 Apr. 2022 Avangrid spokesman Gage Frank again asserted the utility was one of the first in the region to suspend shut-offs for nonpayment of bills at the start of the pandemic. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, 29 Mar. 2022 In fact, the penalties for nonpayment of the insurance and fees include the seizure of the citizen's gun. Jason Hanna, CNN, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nonpayment

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Nonpayment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpayment. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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