fair-trade

verb \ ˈfer-ˈtrād \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of fair-trade

fair-traded; fair-trading; fair-trades
: to market (a commodity) in compliance with the provisions of a fair-trade agreement

fair trader

noun

First Known Use of fair-trade

1947

in the meaning defined above

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fair trade

noun

Definition of fair trade

1 : trade in conformity with a fair-trade agreement
2 : a movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries to get a fair price for their products so as to reduce poverty, provide for the ethical treatment of workers and farmers, and promote environmentally sustainable practices

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First Known Use of fair trade

1914

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fair-trade

transitive verb

legal Definition of fair-trade

: to market (a commodity) in compliance with the provisions of a fair-trade agreement

fair trade

noun

fair trader

noun

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