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Definition of Loophole

Loophole

  1. A small opening, as in the walls of fortification, or in the bulkhead of a ship, through which small arms or other weapons may be discharged at an enemy.
  2. A hole or aperture that gives a passage, or the means of escape or evasion.

Loophole Quotations

The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.
Jacob Bronowski

The precise point at which a tax deduction becomes a 'loophole' or a tax incentive becomes a 'subsidy for special interests' is one of the great mysteries of politics.
John Sununu

One would expect that private property taken by eminent domain would become land available for public use such as parks and roads. Unfortunately, this decision creates a loophole for government to manipulate the definition of public use simply to generate greater tax revenue.
Jim Ryun

A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform.
Russell B. Long

It's interesting that there are only two groups of people in our country who are not held accountable for their behavior or decisions. One is exempted by the constitution, and that is foreign diplomats. The other, through a loophole, is HMOs.
Debbie Stabenow
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Loophole Translations

loophole in German is Guckloch
loophole in Norwegian is smutthull
loophole in Spanish is aspillera, venatnillo
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