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[non-pey-muh nt] /nɒnˈpeɪ mənt/
failure or neglect to pay:
His property was confiscated for nonpayment of taxes.
Origin of nonpayment
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see non-, payment Unabridged
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  • They were on the verge of eviction for nonpayment of rent.
  • Belatedly resolving buyer's remorse by nonpayment is dishonorable.
  • Recently, the board announced that some cooperators were being evicted for nonpayment of maintenance charges.
  • It is not every day that a fire department is evicted for nonpayment of rent.
  • When he arrives at his apartment, he is expelled for nonpayment of rent and left to die on the street.
  • For continuing nonpayment, the program will send a notice of violation by certified mail.
  • Investigations on complaint of nonpayment of wages and certain misrepresentations re employees.
British Dictionary definitions for nonpayment


the act or state of not paying
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