A word or phrase that has a precise, specialized meaning within a particular field or profession: ‘public domain’ is a term of art in copyright law and you shouldn’t throw it around if you don’t know what it means
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- Actually, 'cult stock' is a pretty established term of art on Wall Street.
- Debtor in possession is the bankruptcy term of art for the entity which files a Chapter 11.
- Active cyberdefense is a term of art widely understood to include offensive actions in cyberspace taken with defensive purposes in mind.
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