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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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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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