non·​re·​fund·​able | \ˌnän-ri-ˈfən-də-bəl \

Definition of nonrefundable 

: not subject to refunding or being refunded a nonrefundable bond a nonrefundable fee

Examples of nonrefundable in a Sentence

The tickets are nonrefundable unless the show is canceled.

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People who can’t afford bail often turn to an agency that can deposit a surety bond with the court on the defendant’s behalf in return for a nonrefundable fee. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Bipartisanship on Bail," 25 Sep. 2018 Book nonrefundable flights by July 20 for travel Aug. 21 through Dec. 19. Doreen Christensen,, "Southwest Airlines has cheap summer fares starting at $57," 9 July 2018 The deal with Goldenberg approved by the PPA gives the developer three years to close on property, but requires it to pay a nonrefundable $500,000 for every six-month extension until that time, Petri said. Jacob Adelman,, "With $24 million parking lot deal, Goldenberg Group mulls Market East development," 20 June 2018 Crown's $4 million is nonrefundable and the company committed to remediating the property in anticipation of building a new transportation facility that would fit into the family’s vast shipping and trucking empire. Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press, "Morouns reach deal with EPA to clean up ex-McLouth Steel site in Trenton," 31 May 2018 The $2,500 to $3,500 total deposit becomes nonrefundable once Tesla assigns the customer a vehicle identification number, typically within a few days of their order. Lora Kolodny, USA TODAY, "Tesla ditches reservations, opens up Model 3 car sales to all customers in North America," 10 July 2018 The program charges a nonrefundable fee of $619 once a lottery winner has been notified and moves ahead. Kathleen Pender,, "Enter soon for chance to score $375,000 in SF down-payment lottery," 5 July 2018 After requiring the client to pay a $2,400 nonrefundable retainer fee, Starr transferred funds out of the client’s bank account without permission and never submitted the loan modification to the mortgage lender, the court said. Rafael Olmeda,, "Two Broward lawyers disciplined by Supreme Court," 2 July 2018 Prospective owners must pay a nonrefundable fee of $100,000 to apply, according to Mr. Carvajal and a community spokeswoman. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Coral Gables Waterfront Estate Asks Record $55 Million," 15 June 2018

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nonrefundable

of something you buy : not allowed to be returned in exchange for the money you paid

of a payment : not to be returned

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