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equal time

noun
1.
an equal amount of time on the air, which radio and television licensees are required to offer to opposing candidates for public office and to those voicing diverging views on public referendums.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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A ruling of the United States government, administered by the Federal Communications Commission, requiring that all candidates for public office be given equal access to the free or paid use of radio and television.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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