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open door

noun

Definition of open door

  1. 1 :  a recognized right of admittance :  freedom of access; also :  a policy providing such freedom

  2. 2 :  a policy giving opportunity for commercial relations with a country to all nations on equal terms

open–door adjective


1526

First Known Use of open door

1526


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