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noun
trade carried on under a fair-trade agreement.
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Origin of fair trade

First recorded in 1715–25

Other definitions for fair trade (2 of 2)

fair-trade
[ fair-treyd ]
/ ˈfɛərˈtreɪd /
(formerly)

verb (used with object), fair-trad·ed, fair-trad·ing.
to sell (a commodity) under a fair-trade agreement.
verb (used without object), fair-trad·ed, fair-trad·ing.
to sell a commodity under a fair-trade agreement.
adjective
subject to or resulting from a fair-trade agreement: fair-trade items; fair-trade prices.

Origin of fair-trade

First recorded in 1940–45

OTHER WORDS FROM fair-trade

fair-trader, noun
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How to use fair trade in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fair trade

fair trade

noun
  1. the practice of directly benefiting producers in the developing world by buying straight from them at a guaranteed price
  2. (as modifier)fair-trade coffee
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