/ (ˈbɒzmən) /
soccer an EU ruling that allows out-of-contract footballers to leave their clubs without the clubs receiving a transfer fee
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Word Origin for Bosman ruling
C20: named after Jean-Marc Bosman (born 1964), Belgian footballer whose court case brought about the ruling
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