non·​re·​fund·​able ˌnän-ri-ˈfən-də-bəl How to pronounce nonrefundable (audio)
: 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 However, tickets purchased ahead of time are only valid for the date printed on the ticket and are nonrefundable. Journal Sentinel, 12 Apr. 2024 The coins are sold in tubes of 25 and are nonrefundable. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 10 Apr. 2024 According to the attorney general, Arnel charged for unneeded cleaning and repairs and treated part of its tenant’s security deposit as nonrefundable no matter the condition of the apartment. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2024 The plane tickets were nonrefundable and everything was booked. Sophie Yun Mancini, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Mar. 2024 The biggest challenge for many to qualify is that the tax credit is nonrefundable (can only reduce tax to zero), meeting the income limit, and having a qualified vehicle. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2024 Fees for checking luggage are nonrefundable and apply per person each way. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 19 Mar. 2024 Suddenly, getting into any place with even a little buzz required knowing someone, or applying to use Dorsia, an app that grants seats to users who agree to pay a large, nonrefundable sum toward each bill. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 The sale is nonrefundable and is available for flights across Southwest’s network, including Mexico and Hawaii. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 13 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonrefundable was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Nonrefundable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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