consumer protection


consumer protection
/kənˌsjumə prəˈtɛkʃən/ (say kuhn.syoohmuh pruh'tekshuhn)

noun
the combined laws relating to the protection of purchasers of goods and services from excessively high prices, faulty design, injurious side-effects, etc.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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