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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nontransferability \ ˌnän-​(ˌ)tran(t)s-​ˌfər-​ə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce nontransferable (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 Jade Carey already locked up a second, nontransferable individual spot for the Olympics. Rachel Blount, Star Tribune, 26 June 2021 Is there something unreachable and nontransferable deep inside each of us, something uniquely human that even advanced science and artificial intelligence can’t fathom or duplicate? Heller Mcalpin, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Mar. 2021 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, 5 Aug. 2020 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, 19 Nov. 2019 This practice violates city Department of Health regulations, because the permits are nontransferable. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, 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, 20 Sep. 2019 Passes are limited, nontransferable and ONLY available to active San Francisco Chronicle members. San Francisco Chronicle, 13 June 2018 Seats are limited, nontransferable and ONLY available to active San Francisco Chronicle members., 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of nontransferable

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Nontransferable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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