lemon law

noun

Definition of lemon law

: a law offering car buyers relief (as by repair, replacement, or refund) for defects detected during a specified period after purchase

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First Known Use of lemon law

1981

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LEMON LAW Defined for English Language Learners

lemon law

Definition of lemon law for English Language Learners

  • : a law that gives a person who buys a car that has a defect the right to return the car or to have the seller pay to have it fixed


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lemon law

noun lem·on law

legal Definition of lemon law

: a statute that grants the purchaser of a car specific remedies (as a refund) if the car has a defect that impairs or significantly affects its use, value, or safety and that cannot be repaired within a specified period

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