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fine print

[ fahyn ]
/ faɪn /
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noun

printed matter in small-sized type.
the detailed wording of a contract, lease, insurance policy, or the like, often set in type smaller than the main body of the document and including general restrictions or qualifications that could be considered disadvantageous: Make sure you read the fine print before signing.

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Also called small print.

Origin of fine print

First recorded in 1955–60
fine-print, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fine print

fine print

noun

matter set in small type, as in a contract, esp considered as containing unfavourable conditions that the signer might overlookAlso called: small print
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