from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A law obligating a motor vehicle manufacturer or dealer to refund to a purchaser of a vehicle the full purchase price, or to offer a replacement acceptable to the purchaser, when the purchased vehicle proves to have substantial defects that cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts.

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  • noun law, idiomatic A law dealing with defective items, especially automobiles, and consumers' rights.


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