nontransferable

adjective
non·​trans·​fer·​able | \ ˌnän-tran(t)s-ˈfər-ə-bəl How to pronounce nontransferable (audio) \
variants: or less commonly nontransferrable

Definition of nontransferable

: not capable of being transferred : not transferable a nontransferable license The tickets are nontransferable.

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Other Words from nontransferable

nontransferability \ ˌnän-​(ˌ)tran(t)s-​ˌfər-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce nontransferability (audio) \ noun
… the nontransferability of such rights from one owner to another. — Paul Bartels

Examples of nontransferable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Making Captain Ryan's job even more difficult is Karen Kelly (Rebecca Front), a bossy passenger who apparently is on board under false pretenses, having used her sister's (nontransferable) ticket. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Hugh Laurie captains a sinking space cruise ship in teaser for Avenue 5," 19 Nov. 2019 This practice violates city Department of Health regulations, because the permits are nontransferable. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, "Handcuffed for Selling Churros: Inside the World of Illegal Food Vendors," 11 Nov. 2019 Several employees of the resale vendors said neither the Black Keys, Ticketmaster nor Live Nation indicated that tickets to the concert would be nontransferable. Los Angeles Times, "Why the Black Keys shut out hundreds of fans, causing chaos at the Wiltern," 20 Sep. 2019 Passes are limited, nontransferable and ONLY available to active San Francisco Chronicle members. San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Uncle Drew’," 13 June 2018 Seats are limited, nontransferable and ONLY available to active San Francisco Chronicle members. SFChronicle.com, "‘Official Secrets’," 25 July 2019 Passes are limited, nontransferable and ONLY available to active San Francisco Chronicle members. San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Uncle Drew’," 13 June 2018 Passes are limited, nontransferable and ONLY available to active San Francisco Chronicle members. San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Uncle Drew’," 13 June 2018 The permit is nontransferable — the buyer couldn’t give it to a friend for the weekend — but only one permit is needed per family, as long as the family is traveling together across trust land. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska Mental Health Trust considers $500 land-use fee for snowmachining," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of nontransferable

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Nontransferable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nontransferable. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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