non·​pay·​ment | \ˌnän-ˈpā-mənt \

Definition of nonpayment 

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

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They primarily are designed to protect a contractor — home improvement, auto mechanic, et cetera — against nonpayment from the person who hired them to do the job. Benny L. Kass,, "Is it smart for parents to buy a house for their college kid, then rent out the rooms?," 12 Mar. 2018 The thefts came to light when the elderly woman found herself facing eviction from a personal-care home for nonpayment. Erin Arvedlund,, "Philly DA Krasner's new unit to prosecute elder financial abusers," 22 June 2018 By the time the issue of nonpayment arises, their former student is long gone. WSJ, "Million-Dollar Man? This Is Proof of Idiocy," 1 June 2018 As of last month, however, Drake seemed to be teasing an upcoming Pharrell collab — so if in fact this decades-old nonpayment is the source of all Pusha’s animosity, his timing couldn’t be worse for his pal. Aja Romano, Vox, "Pusha T vs. Drake: the long history of rap’s feud of the moment," 31 May 2018 North Carolina law requires automatic revocation of licenses for nonpayment of a traffic ticket 40 days after a court judgment. Washington Post, "Lawsuit: The poor shouldn’t lose licenses over traffic fines," 30 May 2018 By 2017, Global Baristas, the company Mr. Avenatti formed to buy Tully’s, had accumulated a string of civil judgments for nonpayment of debts and a $5 million federal tax lien. Alexandra Berzon, WSJ, "Stormy Daniels Lawyer Michael Avenatti Dogged by His Own Legal Battles," 1 June 2018 Worries among investors about surging default rates in China are deepening after at least four nonpayments in the onshore market over the past month., "China Energy Firm CEFC Defaults After Rosneft Deal Fails," 21 May 2018 The landlord first served a notice to quit possession for nonpayment of rent on Jan. 16. Leeanne Griffin,, "Owner Of Lena's, Sully's Pub Confirms Eviction Reason For Closure," 13 Apr. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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