Simple Definition of loophole
: an error in the way a law, rule, or contract is written that makes it possible for some people to legally avoid obeying it
Full Definition of loophole
1 a : a small opening through which small arms may be fired b : a similar opening to admit light and air or to permit observation
2 : a means of escape; especially : an ambiguity or omission in the text through which the intent of a statute, contract, or obligation may be evaded
Examples of loophole in a sentence
She took advantage of a loophole in the tax law.
His attorney has been hunting for a loophole that would allow him to get out of the deal.
tried to close a loophole in the new legislation
Origin and Etymology of loophole
First Known Use: 1591
Definition of loophole
: to make loopholes in
First Known Use of loophole
LOOPHOLE Defined for Kids
Definition of loophole for Students
: a way of avoiding something <a loophole in the law>
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