Definitions

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  • n. Lack of ownership; not owning something.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ ownership

Examples

  • The other thing that's got me worried, though, is the nonownership of the leftovers.

    Thanksgiving: Trifling with Tradition

  • The treaty evolved to preserve the fragile balance of ownership and nonownership and to protectTerra Incognita from the depredations of exploitation and warfare.

    Terra Incognita

  • "And then there are transumers who value nonownership for environmental reasons: to only use something when you really need it, which involves everything from renting to passing something on to the next person."

    The Roanoke Times: Home page

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