Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To retail; specifically, to buy, as corn or provisions, and sell again in or near the same market or fair—a practice which, from its effect in raising the price, was formerly made a criminal offense, often classed with engrossing and forestalling.
- In masonry, to remove the outer surface of (an old hewn stone), so as to give it a fresh appearance.
- To grate or rasp; in a figurative sense, to offend; shock.
- n. A Middle English form of regret.
- v. To purchase goods from a market in order to resell them at the same (or nearby) market at an inflated price.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Masonry) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to give it a fresh appearance.
- v. obsolete To offend; to shock.
- v. (Eng.Law) To buy in large quantities, as corn, provisions, etc., at a market or fair, with the intention of selling the same again, in or near the same place, at a higher price, -- a practice which was formerly treated as a public offense.
“You have always written things that you later regrate.”
“Sente deathe, to telle the dame, she was notte yn regrate .”
“The certantie understand, the said Maister George tooke his leave of Kyle, and that with the regrate of many.”
“To regrate was to buy up in the market and sell again in the same market at an advanced price.”
“Fail me patience and stay for engrossing care * And sorrows my suffering soul regrate.”
“And in the xvj day of March the kyng ordeyned that no man schulde gon ought of the citee of London be water no be londe to regrate ony vitaile.”
“But they are sorry, that they have just cause to regrate, that men of meer civill place and employment should usurp the calling and employment of the ministry, to the scandall of the reformed kirks, and particularly in”
“It is with very great regrate that I give your Grace any further trouble on account of the melancholy story of my two brothers, who had the misfortune to be murthered in the space of three dayes by”
“Toynbee (Clarendon Press), Vol. XIV, pp. 210, 229; Vol. XV, p. 123.] [Footnote 9: But attorneys are seldom 'in regrate' with the friends of”
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