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

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Recent Examples on the Web The bill would be retroactive to March 31 and any eviction process for nonpayment of rent that was initiated before the bill went into effect but has not yet been resolved will be stayed until Oct. 1 or dismissed. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Oregon House passes bill to give businesses until September to repay missed rent," 16 Apr. 2021 The court had already volunteered to take part, according to Municipal Judge Heather Russell, the court's administrative and presiding judge, when federal court rulings led it to resume evictions this month for nonpayment of rent. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, "Online eviction hearings to be available in Hamilton County as part of pilot program," 13 Apr. 2021 Oakland, which has one of the strongest eviction moratoriums in the state, prohibits evictions for nonpayment of rent at most residential units during the pandemic. Sarah Ravani, San Francisco Chronicle, "East Oakland tenants sue landlord over living conditions: 'We have pests like rats and roaches'," 5 Apr. 2021 The declaration has caused confusion for some renters in Louisville, who have continued to face eviction for nonpayment of rent despite the protection, according to people familiar with eviction court. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "CDC extends eviction moratorium. Here's what Louisville renters should know," 29 Mar. 2021 Renters cannot be kicked out of their homes during New Jersey’s eviction moratorium, but landlords are still submitting tens of thousands of eviction filings in court for nonpayment of rent. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Underground proms, popcorn problems, lobster relief: News from around our 50 states," 25 Mar. 2021 In 1962, the Internal Revenue Service shuttered Lowe’s salon for nonpayment of taxes. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, "Ann Lowe’s Barrier-Breaking Mid-Century Couture," 22 Mar. 2021 The federal Centers for Disease Control in January extended an order banning most evictions for nonpayment of rent through the end of March. Ginny Monk, Arkansas Online, "State eviction law drawing challenge," 1 Mar. 2021 More than 1 million California households are sinking further into debt even as local, state and federal lawmakers scramble to extend protections against evictions for nonpayment of rent during the coronavirus pandemic. Anna Buchmann,, "Bay Briefing: California to lift stay-at-home orders statewide, source says," 25 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of nonpayment

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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22 Apr 2021

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“Nonpayment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonpayment

formal : failure to pay money that you owe for rent, taxes, etc.

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