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 Detroit announced a program to help residents restore water that had been cut off for nonpayment. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "How the deadly coronavirus ravaged Michigan in 2 weeks," 22 Mar. 2020 Ways to keep the lights on and the phones working Some utility providers are offering to stop cutting people off for nonpayment. Ron Lieber, New York Times, "Your Money: A Hub for Help During the Coronavirus Crisis," 18 Mar. 2020 One of those decisions George made last weekend was regarding the city’s water amnesty program, which involves not shutting off services for nonpayment during the pandemic. John Benson, cleveland, "Lakewood creates coronavirus resource page for residents, LakewoodAlive does the same for small business owners," 18 Mar. 2020 The governor also granted state agencies the ability to allow older or at-risk employees to work from home and asked utility companies not to suspend or disconnect services for nonpayment. USA TODAY, "Drive-thru testing, insufficient gear, school closures: News from around our 50 states," 16 Mar. 2020 The company is suspending disconnection for nonpayment effective immediately. Briana Rice,, "Don't worry about utilities: Duke Energy, Cincinnati Water suspending disconnection during coronavirus pandemic," 13 Mar. 2020 The video features audio of a Plano detective calling back a scammer who claimed the electricity was about to be disconnected for nonpayment. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Plano police: Phone scammers stealing thousands of dollars from people every day," 3 Mar. 2020 The closing of the Hotel Frederica in Little Rock stemmed from the nonpayment of nearly $50,000 in state sales taxes, but the landmark hotel also had other tax bills that went unpaid. Stephen Steed, Arkansas Online, "Tax debts led to downtown Little Rock hotel's closing," 27 Nov. 2019 Because of the nonpayment, the state is seeking another $119 million in interest. Matthew Haag, New York Times, "Uber Fined $649 Million for Saying Drivers Aren’t Employees," 14 Nov. 2019

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpayment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 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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