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nonimportation

[ non-im-pawr-tey-shuhn, -pohr- ]
/ ˌnɒn ɪm pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr- /
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noun
failure or refusal to import.
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Origin of nonimportation

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70; non- + importation
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