non·​rec·​og·​ni·​tion ˌnän-ˌre-kig-ˈni-shən How to pronounce nonrecognition (audio)
: 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 Failure to do so would lead to nonrecognition. Tracy Swartz,, 14 Sep. 2021 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,, 20 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonrecognition was in 1838

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“Nonrecognition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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