Definition of cooling-off period in English:

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cooling-off period

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noun

1An interval during which two people or groups who are in disagreement can try to settle their differences before taking further action.
Example sentences
  • They have applied to have their names taken off the wedding register, and have been given a three-month cooling-off period to try and work things out before their revocation of vows becomes effective.
  • A cooling-off period is good in a dispute like this, which is unclear, and one of the things I think we're seeing is how increasingly bitter it is getting.
  • This was granted, one assumes, in return for agreeing to keep the proceedings confidential for a suitable cooling-off period.
1.1An interval after a sales contract is agreed upon during which the purchaser can decide to cancel without loss.
Example sentences
  • Similarly, if a trader's visit is unsolicited and an agreement is signed at your home then there is a cooling-off period in which to cancel.
  • The cooling-off period allows you to change your mind and cancel the contract without any reason.
  • But within the five-day cooling-off period Robyn did some research and found similar properties were selling for $175,000.

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Syllabification: cool·ing-off pe·ri·od

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