non·​pay·​ment ˌnän-ˈpā-mənt How to pronounce nonpayment (audio)
: 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 The federal government, meanwhile, is currently suing thirteen of Justice’s coal companies for the nonpayment of millions of dollars in fines for more than a hundred health and safety violations. Dan Kaufman, The New Yorker, 9 May 2024 Nelson said it won’t be filed and no further action is needed by the council, per the city attorney, because the vote to proceed with legal action was contingent upon nonpayment by ROC Ventures. Erik S. Hanley, Journal Sentinel, 8 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for nonpayment 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpayment was in the 15th century

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“Nonpayment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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