free zone

noun

Definition of free zone 

: an area within which goods may be received and stored without payment of duty

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The city is eminently walkable, with most of its prized historic districts clustered in a central, car-free zone. Molly Wizenberg, Town & Country, "Vintage Bordeaux," 14 Jan. 2013 Causey was booked at the parish jail in Covington on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a firearm in a firearm-free zone. Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com, "Road rage, gun in school car line lead to arrest in Slidell, sheriff says," 13 Apr. 2018 The Almas Tower, over 60 stories tall, is home to the Dubai Multi Commodities Center, which is also an economic free zone. Washington Post, "High-rise tower in Dubai catches fire," 22 Apr. 2018 For nine years, tiny Toppling has been knocking down Iowa’s image as a craft-beer-free zone. Toppling’s flagship beer is Dorothy’s New World Lager (5.5 percent alcohol by volume). Peter Rowe, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sweet 16: Cast your votes for San Diego's best IPAs," 15 Mar. 2018 But the Trump White House has repeatedly proven itself as an ethics-free zone. Jeff Darcy, cleveland.com, "Trump White House black eye self-inflicted: Darcy cartoon," 13 Feb. 2018 Under current Ohio law, violators of gun-free zones could face a fifth-degree felony charge, up to 12 months in jail and a $2500 fine. Marilyn Icsman, Cincinnati.com, "Bill in Ohio House aims to allow concealed carry in K-12 schools," 12 June 2018 Under current laws, foreign companies must have an Emirati owning 51 percent of the shares, unless the company operates in a free zone. Fox News, "UAE to loosen visa rules for investors and innovators," 20 May 2018 In Maine, for example, the statehouse grounds are a gun-free zone. Assembling near the state Capitol on Saturday could prove expensive, at least for organizers in Georgia. Russ Bynum, chicagotribune.com, "Gun rights supporters: Bring your unloaded rifle to state capitol rallies," 12 Apr. 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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