Definition of double standard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


double standard

BrE BrE//ˌdʌbl ˈstændəd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʌbl ˈstændərd//
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a rule or moral principle that is unfair because it is used in one situation, but not in another, or because it treats one group of people in a way that is different from the treatment of another
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: double standard