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Fair exchange is no robbery

This page is about the saying "Fair exchange is no robbery"

Possible meaning:
Swapping one thing fairly in return for another is not the same as stealing.

Note:
exchange (noun) = giving one thing and receiving another (usually of the same value) in return | robbery (noun) = the action of forcefully and unlawfully taking property from (a person or place)

Quick Quiz

If "fair exchange is no robbery" and you agree to give me your watch in return for my mobile phone, that is

a. theft

b. a donation

c. equitable

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Contributor: Josef Essberger