steering

noun
steer·ing

Legal Definition of steering 

: the act of directing another to pursue a course of action: as

a : the practice of pushing or deceiving loan applicants into applying for more costly loans

b : the discriminatory practice of showing a prospective home buyer or renter properties only in certain neighborhoods or areas based on a characteristic of the buyer or renter (as race or national origin) real estate agents found to have engaged in illegal racial steering

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