- 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.
Origin of fine print
First recorded in 1955–60
Also called small print.
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Examples from the Web for fine print
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October 1, 2009
- matter set in small type, as in a contract, esp considered as containing unfavourable conditions that the signer might overlookAlso called: small print