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English definition of “loophole”

loophole

noun [C] uk   /ˈluːp.həʊl/ us    /-hoʊl/
a small mistake in an agreement or law which gives someone the chance to avoid having to do something: tax loopholes The company employed lawyers to find loopholes in environmental protection laws.
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