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informatory double

noun, Bridge.
1.
a double intended to inform one's partner that one has a strong hand and to urge a bid regardless of the strength of his or her hand.
Also called takeout double.
Compare business double.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; informat(ion) + -ory1
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