at arm's length


at arm's length
Beyond the reach of personal influence or control. Parties are said to deal "at arm's length" when each stands upon the strict letter of his rights, and conducts the business in a formal manner, without trusting to the other's fairness or integrity, and without being subject to the other's control or overmastering influence.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • arm's length — n: the condition of the parties to a business deal in which each has independent interests and one does not dominate the other often used in the phrase at arm s length a contract made at arm s length arm s–length adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary… …   Law dictionary

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  • arm’s length — adj. Distant, not intimate; describes a good faith, fair market transaction by parties with relatively equal bargaining power, in which neither one forces the other to accept terms. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of… …   Law dictionary

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  • Arm's length principle — The arm s length principle (ALP) is the condition or the fact that the parties to a transaction are independent and on an equal footing. Such a transaction is known as an arm s length transaction . It is used specifically in contract law to… …   Wikipedia

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  • arm's-length — /ahrmz lengkth , length /, adj. not closely or intimately connected or associated; distant; remote: an arm s length relationship. [1645 55] * * * arm’s length UK US adjective used for describing something such as a business deal in which the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • arm's length — noun a distance sufficient to exclude intimacy (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑distance, ↑length * * * noun : a distance preventing or excluding personal contact, familiarity, or intimacy pompous and ornate and keeps us stiffly at arm s length Virginia… …   Useful english dictionary


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