- n. A safe haven.
- n. business, law A statutory, regulatory, or contractual provision that provides protection, usually from a penalty or liability.
- n. the target company defends itself by acquiring a company so onerously regulated that it makes the target less attractive
“We had found a safe harbor for our boat, and as the sun was setting carried up our furniture, and soon arranged our house uponthe bank, and while the kettle steamed at the tent door, we chatted of distant friends and of the sights which we were to behold, and wondered which way the towns lay from us.”
“The man who brought Canton Star to safe harbor this very day?”
“And to his brother John Augustine he wrote privately, I am embarked on a wide ocean, boundless in its prospect and in which, perhaps, no safe harbor is to be found. . .”
“But Glasgow’s operations — and those of other British warships coming south — were certain to be hampered by the lack of a safe harbor where the coal could be transferred from colliers into warships.”
“The mouth of the creek makes a safe harbor at that place, where there is also a dock, one ware-house and several farm houses.”
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