non·​re·​pay·​able ˌnän-(ˌ)rē-ˈpā-ə-bəl How to pronounce nonrepayable (audio)
: not able to be repaid
a nonrepayable grant

Examples of nonrepayable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the United States has provided billions of dollars in nonrepayable grants, almost 95 percent of the money coming from the European Union and other partners is in the forms of loans, Marchenko said — meaning they must be repaid with interest. Kostiantyn Khudov, Washington Post, 21 June 2023 The Canadian government also stepped in to help, providing TIFF with a $7.6 million (CAN$10 million) nonrepayable investment to keep the lights on. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Sep. 2022 Movement Mortgage, a top 10 retail home lender, has just introduced a financing option that provides eligible first-time buyers with a nonrepayable grant of up to 3 percent. Kenneth R. Harney,, 13 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonrepayable was in 1891

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“Nonrepayable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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