nonpayment nonpayment  /nɑn ˈpeɪ mənt/


  1. (n) act of failing to meet a financial obligation
  2. (n) loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid
  3. (n) the deliberate act of failing to pay money




  1. Ridiculously generous with family, friends and even friends of friends, she has been broke many times, and was once arrested for nonpayment of debts.
  2. Wanted for swindling, nonpayment of taxes, contempt of court, illegal exit.
  3. The four tankers have been repossessed from Reksten for nonpayment of rates that probably totaled well over $500,000 a month.



  1. Mr Brown said: "The crimes, as I understand it, are assault and nonpayment of fines."
    on Feb 20, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: This is London

  2. The 407 can raise rates "almost whenever they want to; they have the right to have licences suspended when there is nonpayment," Bradley said. "I disagreed with it then and I disagree with it now."
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Jim Bradley Source: Toronto Star

  3. "The timing of the contributions and his official actions are suspect and I find the story about the nonpayment to the architect not credible," said Melanie Sloan, the executive director of the group.
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Melanie Sloan Source: Washington Post

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