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 But there was still one piece of unfinished business: What to do about their $500 nonrefundable catering deposit? Washington Post, "This couple canceled their big wedding and instead gave Thanksgiving dinners to the needy," 25 Nov. 2020 Bookings made on or before Dec. 31 can be changed or canceled with no fee within 24 hours of arrival, including nonrefundable and prepaid reservations. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, "Need to cancel or change travel plans? What to know about COVID-19 policies for airline, hotels, more," 24 Nov. 2020 Your landlord cannot say the deposit is nonrefundable — you are entitled by law to get it back unless your landlord goes through certain steps to keep all or part of it. Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times, "How to get your security deposit back in California," 11 Nov. 2020 Your story is a cautionary tale about buying nonrefundable rooms, especially far in advance. Star Tribune, "Travel Troubleshooter: My nonrefundable trip to Puerto Rico is threatened by an 'earthquake swarm'," 2 Oct. 2020 Walters, which operates two dozen venues in Dallas-Fort Worth, including the former Champ D’Or estate, said its contract clearly states that couples are committing to a date that’s nontransferable and nonrefundable. Ashton Nichols, Dallas News, "Texas wedding company’s stance on refunds rankles brides and grooms worried about COVID," 5 Aug. 2020 For example, entry to a rooftop watch party at the Knickerbocker Hotel started at a nonrefundable $4,335 — a price that explicitly didn’t include a view of the ball from your room. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, "NYC’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square Is Going Virtual This Year," 24 Sep. 2020 In other matters, the council approved a $75 nonrefundable application fee for police officer and reserve officer positions. Karen Caffarini,, "Multi-family dwelling construction restrictions repealed after 8 years in Merrillville," 23 Sep. 2020 Changing a nonrefundable airline ticket has long been a pricey exercise on most airlines. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "The beginning of the end of airline change fees? United is ditching them for good – with a major catch," 30 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of nonrefundable

1963, in the meaning defined above

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3 Dec 2020

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“Nonrefundable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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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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