arm's-length, adj. Of or relating to dealings between two parties who are not related or not on close terms and who are presumed to have roughly equal bargaining power; not involving a confidential relationship (an arm's-length transaction does not create fiduciary duties between the parties). Cf. ARM-IN-ARM M. [Cases: Contracts 1; Fraud 7. C.J.S. Contracts §§ 2–3, 9, 12.]

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