loophole definition

  • noun:
    • A way of escaping a problem, specifically an omission or ambiguity when you look at the wording of a contract or legislation that delivers an easy method of evading compliance.
    • a tiny opening or slit in a wall, particularly one by which small-arms is fired.
    • a way of escape, specially an ambiguity or exemption in a rule that may be exploited to prevent its impact.
    • A slit in a castle wall surface. Later on: any similar screen for shooting a weapon or permitting in light.
    • A small opening, as in the walls of fortification, or in the bulkhead of a ship, whereby small-arms or any other weapons may be released at an enemy.
    • A hole or aperture that offers a passage, and/or way of escape or evasion.
    • An amibiguity or unintended omission in a law, guideline, regulation, or agreement allowing a party to prevent the intent regarding the text and steer clear of its obligations under specific circumstances. -- used typically in a poor feeling; -- distinguished from escape clause in that the latter often is roofed to deliberately enable evasion of obligation under specific specified and foreseen situations.
    • a little aperture, slim toward the exterior and splayed within, in wall space of a fortification or of every comparable framework, by which small-arms is fired at an enemy, or observations can be taken.
    • An opening into or off something; a hole or aperture that offers a passage or the way of escape: frequently utilized figuratively, and especially of an underhand or unjust method of escape or evasion.
    • a small hole in a fortified wall; for observance or discharging weapons
    • an ambiguity (especially one in the written text of a law or contract) that means it is feasible to evade a problem or obligation
  • verb:
    • To prepare a building for security by organizing slits or holes through which to fire on attackers

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