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 Almost all clinics counsel I.V.F. patients about their disposition options up front, asking them to sign a consent form about what will be done with their embryos in the event of death, divorce or nonpayment. Anna Hecker, New York Times, "What Should I Do with My Unused Embryos?," 15 Apr. 2020 Duke Energy Duke Energy is temporarily suspending disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late payment fees. Fortune, "How Fortune 500 companies are utilizing their resources and expertise during the coronavirus pandemic," 13 Apr. 2020 Detroit launched a program to restore water service for $25 a month during the pandemic and contacted household whose water had been shutoff for nonpayment. Tammy Joyner, Detroit Free Press, "COVID-19 and Detroit: How racial inequity turned deadly in a city amid a comeback," 20 Apr. 2020 The order prohibits entering premises for the purpose of evicting a resident, and prohibits landlords from demanding possession of premises for nonpayment. Bruce Walker, Washington Examiner, "Governor extends eviction moratorium until May 15," 20 Apr. 2020 Four accounts were shut off for nonpayment prior to the town's announcement. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Water will stay on during the pandemic, but you'll eventually have to pay," 8 Apr. 2020 Property and casualty insurance companies must provide at least a 60-day grace period before canceling for nonpayment. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "Confirmed coronavirus cases in Ohio increase to 2,199 and 55 deaths: Ohio Department of Health, Tuesday March 31 update," 31 Mar. 2020 Louisville Water suspended turnoff for nonpayment until further notice, according to spokesman Vince Guenthner. Courier Journal Staff, The Courier-Journal, "Live coronavirus updates: state now up to 2,429 total cases, 129 deaths," 16 Apr. 2020 With that in mind, COPS/Metro is proposing an ordinance that would prohibit residential property owners from charging late fees for nonpayment of rent for the duration of the emergency disaster period declared by Gov. Greg Abbott. Gilbert Garcia,, "Garcia: COPS/Metro proposes sweeping late-fee protections for renters," 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of nonpayment

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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21 May 2020

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“Nonpayment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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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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