non·​trans·​fer·​able ˌnän-tran(t)s-ˈfər-ə-bəl How to pronounce nontransferable (audio)
variants or less commonly nontransferrable
: not capable of being transferred : not transferable
a nontransferable license
The tickets are nontransferable.
nontransferability noun
… the nontransferability of such rights from one owner to another. Paul Bartels

Examples of nontransferable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But some states don’t allow for tickets to be nontransferable, and brokers will still try to get around transferability limits at shows. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 10 May 2024 Can two people use the America the Beautiful Pass? The America the Beautiful Pass is nontransferable and only the passholder can present it for entry. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 4 Jan. 2024 Although Southwest was required to provide passengers with credit card refunds or transferable travel vouchers, thousands received only nontransferable vouchers. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2023 Rivals in this segment all offer longer roadside assistance plans, while the Santa Fe and the Kia Sorento beat the Nissan with a nontransferable 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain policy. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 8 Sep. 2023 Options for this route would be to make tickets nontransferable, allow resale only at face value and only on the primary seller’s resale platform and use technology to attempt to identify real fans by looking for irregular behavior on their accounts. Emma Fox, Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2023 The Cure made its tickets nontransferable to curb scalping. Daysia Tolentino, NBC News, 30 Apr. 2023 General-admission floor seats will be nontransferable for any amount of money over face value. Sage Anderson, Rolling Stone, 25 Apr. 2023 Additionally, proposed law defines ‘nontransferable ticketing’ as prohibiting the resell or exchange of a ticket or limiting the ticket holder to exchange the ticket exclusively through means provided by the ticket issuer. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 9 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nontransferable was in 1838

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“Nontransferable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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