straw man

(redirected from strawman)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

straw man

One who purchases real property in his or her own name and then holds it for sale to the person who supplied the money for the sale,the intended ultimate purchaser.The technique is often used when a well-known developer,or even a large local property owner such as a hospital or university,wishes to conceal its identity so sellers do not raise their prices.

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Though the "Strawman" duality is framed in legal-sounding language and concepts, it is a myth, nothing more.
Malloy made a strawman argument on at least two different levels.
After reading Beale's critique a number of times, I am sorry to say that he selectively misrepresents my views and sets up a strawman that he then attempts to destroy with his tortuous line of argumentation.
One's son accused me of all sort of lies while the real reason was that I refused to act as strawman for his father to buy telecom shares.
In this case, the bishops were either cynically manipulated by the professional antiabortion lobby in Washington or were complicit in stuffing this strawman. But duped or duplicitous, the effect (the goal?) was achieved: Millions of American Catholics were told from the pulpit and frightened into believing that the new president's top priority was to expand abortion rights.
We were trying to boil the ocean but scaled it back, created a strawman to kick around, solved some other problems by talking to the dog, and meantime ignored the consultants who have gone native.
After conducting internal reviews, consulting with industry stakeholders and other advisory committees, the agency issued a "strawman" proposal that included many of the same elements found in the current draft.
The chairlady of the Board of Regents takes the strawman route, bleating her great distress that the "bad apples" are sullying the reputation of "the hundreds of fine student athletes in our system." No one in the university system has seen fit to acknowledge the damage they have done to this community or the cavalier way they have jeopardized civil peace by introducing predators into our midst.
Calvin Brown's May article is a strawman argument that paints horns on progressive Christians.
The initial document, the ODP "strawman," displayed the previous year's ODP at the medical treatment facility- and specialty-level of detail for each AOC--not just for the Medical Corps but for all medical career branches.
Operating at the intersection of recent "new modernist" revaluations of consumption, promotion, and relations between modernism and mass culture, Patrick Collier's provocative study establishes a complex pattern of negotiation between modernist practitioners and the press, centering around early twentieth-century anxieties about newspapers as "a threat to British civic and cultural life" (2).Though Collier acknowledges that the newspaper was "a natural strawman for the aesthetic project of modernism" (4), he emphasizes, rather, that "the distinction between journalism and literature was part of the structure of thought through which contemporaries viewed the print marketplace, part of the intellectual matrix in which modernism took shape" (202).