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fair trade

noun
1.
trade carried on under a fair-trade agreement.
Origin of fair trade
1715-1725
1715-25

fair-trade

[fair-treyd] /ˈfɛərˈtreɪd/ (formerly)
verb (used with object), fair-traded, fair-trading.
1.
to sell (a commodity) under a fair-trade agreement.
verb (used without object), fair-traded, fair-trading.
2.
to sell a commodity under a fair-trade agreement.
adjective
3.
subject to or resulting from a fair-trade agreement:
fair-trade items; fair-trade prices.
Origin
1940-45
Related forms
fair-trader, noun
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  • He had failed to carry him forward into a fair trade campaign.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • It's a fair trade, young man, and I won't take them unless I pay for them.

    Little By Little William Taylor Adams
  • I've come here to make a fair trade, an' you'd better listen to it.

    A Runaway Brig; James Otis
  • “I wish to open a fair trade with the white men,” answered Kepenau.

    Afar in the Forest W.H.G. Kingston
  • "But you can see that wasn't a fair trade," I said indignantly to Geordie.

    Mothering on Perilous Lucy S. Furman
  • I had a fair trade in them, but I concluded I would do more, so I advertised the price $45.

    A Man of Samples Wm. H. Maher
British Dictionary definitions for fair trade

fair trade

noun
1.
  1. the practice of directly benefiting producers in the developing world by buying straight from them at a guaranteed price
  2. (as modifier): fair-trade coffee
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