Meaning of redlining

red•lin•ing

Pronunciation: (red'lī"ning), [key]
— n.
  1. a discriminatory practice by which banks, insurance companies, etc., refuse or limit loans, mortgages, insurance, etc., within specific geographic areas, esp. inner-city neighborhoods.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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