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fine print

 (fīn)
n.
1. Print that is in small type.
2. The portion of a document, especially a contract, that contains qualifications or restrictions, often in small type.
3. Information containing small details or presented in difficult or obscure wording. In all senses also called small print.

fine print

n
matter set in small type, as in a contract, esp considered as containing unfavourable conditions that the signer might overlook. Also called: small print

fine′ print′

(faɪn)
n.
the detailed wording of a contract, lease, or the like, often in type smaller than the main body of the document and including restrictions or qualifications that could be considered disadvantageous. Also called small print.
[1955–60]
fine′-print′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fine print - the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small typefine print - the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type; "don't sign a contract without reading the fine print"
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
reservation, qualification - a statement that limits or restricts some claim; "he recommended her without any reservations"
2.fine print - material printed in small type; "he needed his glasses in order to read the fine print"
print - the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication; "I want to see it in print"

fine print

noun
A small, often specialized element of a whole:
Translations

fine print

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