negative option


Definition of negative option

: a provision in a mail-order contract (as of a book club) that requires the customer either to return a refusal card within a specified time or to accept the current selection

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First Known Use of negative option

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Negative option.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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