non·​pu·​ni·​tive | \ ˌnän-ˈpyü-nə-tiv How to pronounce nonpunitive (audio) \

Definition of nonpunitive

: not inflicting, involving, or aiming at punishment : not punitive nonpunitive drug policies taking nonpunitive measures

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Recent Examples on the Web So the paper recommends, where possible, that more flexible work schedules, nonpunitive paid sick leave and telework options be offered more equitably to minorities. Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah coronavirus outbreaks at work hit Latinos, other minorities far harder than others, federal study shows," 17 Aug. 2020 All will likely receive punitive or nonpunitive letters of reprimand, which typically end your career. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, "Congress wants its own inquiry into leadership failures in response to virus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt," 22 June 2020 There does appear to be some connection between the use of administrative segregation — a nonpunitive form of solitary confinement — and suicide attempts. Keri Blakinger, San Antonio Express-News, "Suicide attempts have more than doubled in Texas prisons," 7 Feb. 2018 A need in NOLA Taking a nonpunitive approach with students whose behavior might provoke suspensions and expulsions in mainstream schools, the program prioritizes behavioral skills over academic progress. Lucy Schouten, The Christian Science Monitor, "For children who have faced serious trauma, a place to learn," 14 June 2017 Airlines will continue that process, along with voluntary, nonpunitive reporting of pilot mistakes. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Airlines Tap Trove of Flight Data to Give a ‘Virtually Instant’ Review of Pilots’ Skills," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of nonpunitive

1863, in the meaning defined above

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21 Aug 2020

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“Nonpunitive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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