2. Noun. something that does not happen; a nonevent or anticlimax ¹
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Definition of Nonhappening
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Nonhappening
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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"... to the effect that it will be fulfilled as per another contract, whereby the payment is made contingent upon the nonhappening of fortuitous events. ..."
2. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1895)
"... as applying to other contingencies in which Buch excess may become due from him, and the happening or nonhappening of which is not within his control. ..."
3. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"The writ in terms di- facts, upon the happening or nonhappening ' rects inferior courts, officers, boards, or trl- of which the plaintiff bases his action. ..."
4. The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary: Comprising the Terms and Phrases of American by Walter A. Shumaker, George Foster Longsdorf, James Christopher Cahill (1922)
"A future uncertain event, on the happening or the nonhappening of which the accomplishment, modification, or rescission of a testamentary disposition is ..."
5. The Law of Contracts by Clarence Degrand Ashley (1911)
"In other words the nonhappening of the event is a condition precedent to the obligation to pay. An obligation has no force except as regards performance, ..."
6. The Kentucky Law Reporter by Kentucky Court of Appeals (1904)
"... either of these events, then his defeasible title has ripened into a fee-simple estate by the nonhappening of the contingency within the periods named. ..."