I. noun Date: 1952 a recommended safety limit ; the fastest, farthest, or highest point or degree considered safe; also the red line which marks this point on a gauge II. Date: 1968 intransitive verb to withhold home-loan funds or insurance from neighborhoods considered poor economic risks transitive verb to discriminate against in housing or insurance

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