Definitions

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  • n. auction

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of offering for sale to the highest bidder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of selling or exposing to sale by offering publicly to the highest bidder; an auction.
  • n. In law, a sale, and partition and division of proceeds.

Etymologies

Latin licitatio, from licitari, liceri, to bid, offer a price. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Deadline: June 26, 2009 Notice type: S.licitation Agency: Department of the Army This notice is released to announce the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,

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