- failure or neglect to pay: His property was confiscated for nonpayment of taxes.
Origin of nonpayment
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for nonpayment
Local officials are already calling for Pennsylvania to examine its laws, which allow imprisonment for nonpayment of fines.A Mom’s Tragic Death Over Missed School Days
June 14, 2014
They refused rent checks, then accused renters of nonpayment.Clippers Bigot Donald Sterling Doesn’t Want Blacks at ‘His Games’
April 26, 2014
That, in turn, could lead to nonpayment of salaries and pensions, driving the country closer to a social meltdown.Greek Election Deepens Political Chaos and Prospect of Default
May 7, 2012
Two circumstances are particularly objected to us; the nonpayment of our debts, and the want of energy in our government.
On the nonpayment of our debts to foreign nations he was particularly strong.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)
Albert J. Beveridge
If he has not, it is possible that my letters to him may still arrive in season to prevent the protests for nonpayment.
If you reduce us to bankruptcy here, by a nonpayment of your drafts, consider the consequences.
The bombardment of unfortified and undefended towns and places for the nonpayment of ransom is forbidden.International Law
George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
- the act or state of not paying
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012