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loophole

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈluːphəʊl/ LAW
a failure to include something in an agreement or law, which allows someone to do something illegal or to avoid doing something: They plan to close a loophole that allows businesses to avoid paying off redundant workers.a corporate/legal/tax loophole He has pledged to close a tax loophole that has allowed US firms to take business and jobs abroad.a loophole in sth Determined landlords found it easy to exploit loopholes in the law.
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