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  • n. A safe haven.
  • n. A statutory, regulatory, or contractual provision that provides protection, usually from a penalty or liability.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the target company defends itself by acquiring a company so onerously regulated that it makes the target less attractive


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