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 In such an arrangement, a tenant often pays a nonrefundable premium that is lower than a typical lump-sum security deposit. Christine Condon,, "Baltimore City Council passes bill offering renters security deposit alternatives over concerns from some members," 5 Apr. 2021 Pay the nonrefundable deposit on summer camp or wait? Washington Post, "Why you just can’t choose: Parenting through pandemic decision fatigue," 29 Mar. 2021 Hotel Valencia’s Seaborn said a group of fans has booked reservations — prepaid and nonrefundable — at more than $400 a night. Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News, "NCAA women's basketball tournament is quiet, disappointing affair for San Antonio's hospitality industry," 29 Mar. 2021 The visa costs $800 for singles and $1,200 for families, though applicants must also pay a nonrefundable application fee of $100. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, "This Caribbean Island Is Offering a New Extended-stay Visa so Remote Workers Can Enjoy Its Waterfalls, Volcanoes, and Hot Springs," 24 Mar. 2021 Contributions are not linked to an individual’s subscription and are nonrefundable., "Contributions," 16 Mar. 2021 Your energy is your precious, nonrefundable currency and your time is your investment. Nicole Silver, Forbes, "Your Energy Is Your Nonrefundable Currency, How Are You Investing It?," 11 Mar. 2021 Tickets are $10, nonrefundable and include skate rental. oregonlive, "Oaks Park Roller Skating Rink now open to the public," 2 Mar. 2021 Sessions are $10, nonrefundable, and include skate rental. oregonlive, "Oaks Park roller rink plans to reopen to skaters Monday," 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of nonrefundable

1963, in the meaning defined above

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8 Apr 2021

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“Nonrefundable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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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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