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A flag of a country under which a ship is registered in order to avoid financial charges or restrictive regulations in the owner's country.
- ‘A Japanese tuna fisheries federation said it will link up with its Taiwan counterpart and other businesses to set up a body to combat damage done by tuna fishing boats sailing under a flag of convenience.’
- ‘The Cypriot flag was once a maritime flag of convenience, but a more stringent approach by the government in recent years has rid the country of the shady side of the shipping trade.’
- ‘So, exactly half of its vessels were registered under flags of convenience, avoiding taxes, paying a fraction of Canadian wage rates, etc.’
- ‘They dumped Australian workers when they had the vessel reflagged under a flag of convenience.’
- ‘My father owned some Liberian-flagged ships, Liberia being a flag of convenience.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.