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flag of convenience

noun
1.
the foreign flag under which merchant ships register in order to save on taxes or wages, or to avoid government regulations.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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flag of convenience

noun
1.
a national flag flown by a ship registered in that country to gain financial or legal advantage
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