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- n. The buying of the entire supply of a commodity
- n. A form of civil marriage (in Roman law) in which a fictitious sale of the man and wife took place
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of buying the whole quantity of any commodity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Joint purchase; the sharing with another of what is bought.
- n. The act of purchasing all of a given commodity that is for sale, with a view to controlling its price.
- n. In Roman law, one of the modes of civil marriage, consisting in a sort of mutual sale of the parties, effected by the exchange of a small sum of money and other ceremonies.
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