non·​re·​fund·​able | \ ˌnän-ri-ˈfən-də-bəl How to pronounce nonrefundable (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Going forward, travelers who book a flight through the Amex Travel will be able to cancel that flight for any reason and receive up to a 75% reimbursement of the nonrefundable flight costs, according to the credit card company. Travel + Leisure, 6 May 2022 Tickets are nonrefundable for this rain-or-shine event. Sara Butler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Apr. 2022 California remains one of just two states whose credits are largely nontransferable and nonrefundable. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Apr. 2022 The tribes had to pay the same nonrefundable $100,000 application fee for a license despite having less than 50% odds of winning a license, while pro teams nearly had a guarantee of getting one, the lawsuit said. Ryan Randazzo, The Arizona Republic, 27 Aug. 2021 The event is rain or shine, and donations for admission are nonrefundable. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Apr. 2022 At Southwest Airlines, the refund policy has not changed: Passengers can cancel flights even with nonrefundable tickets and use the value of those tickets toward the purchase of future flights without paying fees. Hugo Martínstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 Republicans also included a nonrefundable $500-per-child tax credit. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 Sitrick’s complaint reveals some of the costs for the firm to take on clients, including a $60,000 nonrefundable retainer as a minimum annual fee. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nonrefundable

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonrefundable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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