nonrecognition

noun
non·​rec·​og·​ni·​tion | \ ˌnän-ˌre-kig-ˈni-shən How to pronounce nonrecognition (audio) , -kəg- \

Definition of nonrecognition

: absence of recognition : failure or refusal to recognize something nonrecognition of foreign judicial decisions

Examples of nonrecognition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In February this year, an Iranian judoka, Saeid Mollaei, who had been forbidden to compete against Israelis as per Iran’s policy of nonrecognition of Israel, visited Israel in defiance of authorities in Tehran. Cnaan Liphshiz, sun-sentinel.com, 20 July 2021

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First Known Use of nonrecognition

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonrecognition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonrecognition. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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