Scorched-earth Policy Definition

skôrchtûrth
noun
The policy of devastating all land and buildings in the course of advancing or retreating troops so as to leave nothing salvageable to the enemy.
American Heritage
Alternative spelling of scorched-earth policy.
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A method of dealing with an unwanted takeover attempt in which the target company sells its valuable assets and takes on debt in order to make itself appear unattractive to the company planning the takeover.
Webster's New World Finance
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Other Word Forms of Scorched-earth Policy

Noun

Singular:
scorched-earth policy
Plural:
scorched-earth-policies

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