terms of service

plural noun

Definition of terms of service

: the legal terms (see term entry 1 sense 4) that set forth the nature, scope, and limits of a service (such as one offered through a website or an app) and the rules that the service's users must agree to follow … Twitter users' complaints alerted the company that three of his messages violated the terms of service— Jake Tapper … most people have no idea what is signed away when they click "agree" to binding terms of service contracts—again and again on phones, laptops, tablets, watches, e-readers and televisions.The New York Times abbreviation TOS

First Known Use of terms of service

1994, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of terms of service was in 1994

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“Terms of service.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terms%20of%20service. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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