Open door

Definition of Open door

O´pen door
1.Open or free admission to all; hospitable welcome; free opportunity.
She of the open soul and open door,
With room about her hearth for all mankind.
- Lowell.
2.In modern diplomacy, opportunity for political and commercial intercourse open to all upon equal terms, esp. with reference to a nation whose policy is wholly or partially fixed by nations foreign to itself, or to territory newly acquired by a conquering nation. In this sense, often used adjectively, as, open-door system, open-door policy, etc.
The steps taken by Britain to maintain the open door have so far proved to be perfectly futile.
- A. R. Colquhoun.

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national trading policy, open-door policy, trade policy
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