negative option


noun

a clause in a sales contract, as for a series of books or records, that provides that merchandise will be sent periodically to the subscriber unless he or she notifies the company in writing that it is not wanted.

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Origin of negative option

First recorded in 1970–75

OTHER WORDS FROM negative option

neg·ative-op·tion, adjective
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