flag of convenience

noun phrase

Definition of flag of convenience

: registry of a merchant ship under a foreign flag in order to profit from less restrictive regulations

First Known Use of flag of convenience

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Flag of convenience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flag%20of%20convenience. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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