Definition of "loopholes" []

  • An ambiguity, omission, etc, as in a law, by which one can avoid a penalty or responsibility (noun)
  • A small gap or hole in a wall, esp one in a fortified wall (noun)
  • To provide with loopholes (verb)
  • Plural form of loophole. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "loopholes" in a sentence
  • "WASHINGTON -- House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank, under fire from some fellow Democrats and consumer groups for carving out what they call loopholes ..."
  • "Between RPGs hitting and mortars hitting and rounds hitting what we call loopholes, and after a lot of the firefights, you look outside your loophole and you'd see the jackets of the rounds still stuck on the wall, and you pull them out."
  • "Bush's Republicans hailed the measure and brushed off Democratic complaints that it could actually further undermine the rights of law-abiding Americans because of what they called loopholes that would expand presidential powers."
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