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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A small gap in a fortified wall; An ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation.

Usage examples (31)
  • This kind of loophole is why we need real campaign finance reform.
  • That's probably what you call a loophole because it means that we can give more than most people can.
  • If there turns out that a loophole is allowing for illegal aliens to get insurance, they can change it.
  • State regulators have proposed legislation that would close what they call a loophole in Iowa's assisted living law. for more
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