Meaning of non-refundable in English:


Pronunciation /nɒnrɪˈfʌndəb(ə)l/


  • (especially of a sum of money paid) not repayable or returnable in any circumstances.

    ‘a non-refundable $30 application fee’
    • ‘Yes, a few do try to force students to make a quick decision, even put down large (non refundable) deposits.’
    • ‘Shipping & handling fees already paid on items are non-refundable.’
    • ‘Salomon said 443 of the 920 position assignments have already been shifted to firm order status with non-refundable deposits.’
    • ‘A booking deposit of 5 is required, which is non-refundable.’
    • ‘Under the current system, the applicant pays a single, nonrefundable filing fee.’
    • ‘Express in the UK charges a once only, non-refundable processing fee per submission.’
    • ‘Accepted students are required to submit a nonrefundable Enrollment Confirmation Fee.’
    • ‘At the same time the appellant purchased two non-refundable, non-transferable air tickets.’
    • ‘The initial stockholders in the company each provided a share of the non-refundable capital on which they then received an annual dividend.’
    • ‘Any reservation which involves food or beverages will be charged a non-refundable cleaning/maintenance fee (indicated on our rate schedule).’
    • ‘Should you need to extend your stay, your non-refundable airline ticket may become more than a nuisance to completing your training.’
    • ‘Entrance fees may be non-refundable or refundable on a sliding scale.’
    • ‘Fees are paid in non-refundable instalments, the timing of which depends on the country where you are studying.’
    • ‘Feds collects non-refundable students fees each term to fund its not-for-profit activities.’
    • ‘The credit is nonrefundable; therefore, the employer may not generate an income tax refund for the credit.’
    • ‘Nonrefundable tickets used to be regularly advertised in the newspaper classifieds.’
    • ‘Please note that most of our promotional subscription offers are non-refundable.’
    • ‘Sixty percent of respondents voted that the price should become a non-refundable gift.’
    • ‘In the case of the successful bidder, this would be non-refundable.’
    • ‘It said a principle decision has been taken to recover capital cost through a non-refundable basic charge.’