Definition of flag of convenience in English:

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flag of convenience

noun

A flag of a country under which a ship is registered in order to avoid financial charges or restrictive regulations in the owner’s country.
Example sentences
  • A Japanese tuna fisheries federation said it will link up with its Taiwan counterpart and other businesses to set up a body to combat damage done by tuna fishing boats sailing under a flag of convenience.
  • The Cypriot flag was once a maritime flag of convenience, but a more stringent approach by the government in recent years has rid the country of the shady side of the shipping trade.
  • They dumped Australian workers when they had the vessel reflagged under a flag of convenience.

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Syllabification: flag of con·ven·ience

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