steering

noun

steer·​ing
: 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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“Steering.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/steering. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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