non·​re·​new·​al ˌnän-ri-ˈnü-əl How to pronounce nonrenewal (audio)
plural nonrenewals
: lack of renewal : a failure or refusal to renew something or someone
a notice of nonrenewal
the nonrenewal of a contract
The age and employment status of the insured are often listed as reasons for possible nonrenewal.Harriet E. Jones et al.

Examples of nonrenewal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Orders tend to protect tenants from removal over failure to pay rent but not for other reasons, such as lease violations, safety concerns or nonrenewal of leases. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2021 Prior to the pandemic, landlords could decide not to renew a lease as long as the nonrenewal was not for an unlawful reason, such as discrimination or retaliation. Kelly Klein, Star Tribune, 11 Dec. 2020 The shock and subsequent nonrenewal of maturing commercial paper can transform a short period of financial uncertainty into a long-term strain on the real economy. Justin Muzinich, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2023 That order prohibits landlords from filing nonrenewal of leases. Kelly Klein, Star Tribune, 2 Apr. 2021 But the DirecTV nonrenewal was the most damaging to OAN financially. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 16 Jan. 2023 My favorite fiscal story of the 2021 session was the surprise nonrenewal of Chapter 313. Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Oct. 2021 In a vote Monday night, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD trustees set into motion a process that could lead to the nonrenewal of Colleyville Heritage Principal James Whitfield’s contract. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 21 Sep. 2021 Blevins wrote the board provided the media with an April 15 nonrenewal letter without notifying the media that the agreement was under negotiation. Carrie Napoleon,, 8 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonrenewal was in 1741

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“Nonrenewal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition


ˌnän-ri-ˈnü-əl, -ˈnyü-
: failure to renew
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