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 The city had invested a large sum of nonrefundable money on the deal, a total of $440,000 — earnest money of $50,000 and another $390,000 to extend the closing date until July 9, after Bronson took office. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 14 July 2021 Skip the nonrefundable hotel fares and opt for flexible choices in the name of travel safety and convenience. cleveland, 27 June 2021 It was made nonrefundable in 2016 to address a budget shortfall, according to the left-leaning Oklahoma Policy Institute. Tami Luhby, CNN, 30 June 2021 Applicants must pay a $5 nonrefundable processing fee. Bryan Hendricks, Arkansas Online, 20 June 2021 Joint filers earning less than $200,000 per year with two children would get a maximum nonrefundable credit up to $1,200 and a maximum refundable credit up to $840. Christopher Keating,, 2 May 2021 The teachers will be eligible for a nonrefundable tax credit of $3,000 per school year for no more than five years. Nyamekye Daniel, Washington Examiner, 23 Apr. 2021 American Airlines also waived change fees on all tickets booked through March 31, 2021, but basic economy fares purchased after that date for future travel became nonrefundable and unchangeable. Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2021 Hopefully, the need to overbid on large deals will diminish and the need for large, nonrefundable deposits will be reduced. Ellie Perlman, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of nonrefundable

1963, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jul 2021

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“Nonrefundable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 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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