double standard definition

  • noun:
    • a couple of concepts permitting better possibility or liberty to one than to another, particularly the granting of better intimate freedom to guys rather than women.
    • the specific situation of two or more groups, one of whom is tacitly excused from following a standard generally regarded as applying to all groups.
    • a typical or collection of maxims regulating conduct, which can be applied more stringently or in a different way to one group of people rather than another; -- utilized particularly of criteria of sexual behavior that condemn behavior on the part of women this is certainly condoned or otherwise not condemned whenever displayed by males.
    • an ethical or ethical rule that applies much more strictly to a single team rather than another
  • adjective:
    • a double standard of financial values; i. e., a gold standard and a silver standard, each of which are made legal-tender.
  • others:
    • that could be subscribed in two courses: placed on cattle. Thus the double-standard polled Durhams is signed up as shorthorns or as polled Durhams.

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