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prinsippet om armlengdes avstand

uttrykk

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arm's-length

adjective

Definitions of arm's-length

describing an action performed independently and in good faith

The contract was negotiated on an arm's-length basis.

used to describe dealings or relations between people, businesses and other institutions that do not have close contact or connections with each other; avoiding close contact

The government's drug review body maintains an arm's length distance from the pharmaceutical industry.