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[mass noun] Failure to pay an amount of money that is owed.‘homes repossessed for non-payment of mortgages’
non-payment, failure to pay, non-remittanceView synonyms
- ‘The reason behind non-payment of salaries was that the Finance Department was yet to sanction these posts.’
- ‘Pensioners from all trade unions daily throng the streets protesting against non-payment of entitlements.’
- ‘The 6,500 employees at HM have endured irregular or non-payment of salaries for more than a year.’
- ‘The issue of non-payment was not that there was a lack of money, but could be that invoices had not been sent to the department, he said.’
- ‘It makes great sense for the provider as they are covered in the event of non-payment.’
- ‘The tenant workers proclaimed that there was a right to housing and that tenants could not be evicted for non-payment of rent.’
- ‘They are protesting non-payment of salaries for the months of December, January, February and March.’
- ‘He hoped Jack wouldn't be smart enough to claim non-payment in court.’
- ‘They embraced nuclear weapons, denounced non-payment of the poll tax, and voted for the expulsion of socialists from the party.’
- ‘They had put my son in care up there for non-payment of fines.’
- ‘A couple of years ago an acquaintance of mine ended up in court for non-payment of Council Tax.’
- ‘At present, non-payment of a fine leads to courts serving warrants on defaulters.’
- ‘I can see my biggest business risk is bad debts or non-payment by customers.’
- ‘When a bill is dishonoured by non-acceptance or by non-payment, the holder has to take certain prescribed steps.’
- ‘He summarised that there appeared to be a number of reasons for non-payment, both by individuals and institutions.’
- ‘Plus, of course, they wanted a penalty for non-payment since I'd closed the bank account that paid off the balance each month.’
- ‘At Christmas Mr Wilson was warned by the finance company he could be taken to court for non-payment.’
- ‘The policy will terminate automatically 15 days after non-payment of the premium.’
- ‘In the event of non-payment, the bank will have recourse against the supplier, its customer.’
- ‘The other day an acquaintance of mine mentioned in passing that he was due in court on Thursday for non-payment of council tax.’
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