open door

noun

Definition of open door

1 : a recognized right of admittance : freedom of access also : a policy providing such freedom
2 : a policy giving opportunity for commercial relations with a country to all nations on equal terms

Other Words from open door

open-door \ ˈō-​pən-​ˈdȯr How to pronounce open-door (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of open door

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Open door.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open%20door. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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