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pass-through

noun \ ˈpas-ˌthrü \

Definition of pass-through

1 : the act, action, or process of offsetting increased costs by raising prices
2 : an opening in a wall between two rooms through which something (such as dishes) may be passed
3 US law : pass-through entity
  • They structured the business as a pass-through to enjoy more beneficial tax treatment.

First Known Use of pass-through

1952

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pass-through

adjective

Definition of pass-through

US law
: relating to or arising from a pass-through entity
  • pass-through income

First Known Use of pass-through

1972

in the meaning defined above

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