flag of convenience

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Noun[edit]

flag of convenience (plural flags of convenience)

  1. (figuratively) Registration of a ship in a country chosen for its low taxes, permissive regulations, and so on.
  2. (literally) The flag flown by a ship so registered (which flag then corresponds to the country of registration).