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small print

small print

n
(Law) matter in a contract, etc, printed in small type, esp when considered to be a trap for the unwary

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.small print - the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small typesmall 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.small 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"
Translations

small print

ncaratteri mpl piccoli; (in contract) → parte f scritta in piccolo
References in classic literature ?
Ye can, with your young eyes, read the small print of the lies from here.
Pickwick himself wrote a pamphlet, containing ninety-six pages of very small print, and twenty-seven different readings of the inscription: that three old gentlemen cut off their eldest sons with a shilling a-piece for presuming to doubt the antiquity of the fragment; and that one enthusiastic individual cut himself off prematurely, in despair at being unable to fathom its meaning: that Mr.
The Citizens' Advice Bureau or an independent financial adviser could check the small print.
The black box devices are sometimes advertised as being legal, but the small print states people must consult with their local cable company before they hook them up, said Bill Rivas, marketing director.
For small businesses you have to dig deep into the small print or ask the insurer, to find out that they are available for small businesses.
She also accused firms of deliberately burying health warnings in small print.
Many sign up unaware of tie-in clauses buried in the small print of their contracts.
In particular it wants to see lines of small print swapped for easier to read tables and the standardisation of terminology.
Moneyfacts said that the small print of terms and conditions uncovers rising cash withdrawal fees and foreign usage charges, and requirements to make purchases as part of zero per cent balance transfer deals.
This is another example of small print, complicated arrangements and credit card qualifications disguising an outrageous scam.
Gordon Brown may have brought little cheer on the big issues for businesses but the small print contained a number of surprising treats, according to accountants PKF West Midlands in Birmingham.
A LOT of the headline deals on offer on loans, deposits and credit cards can look a lot less attractive if you look at the small print.

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