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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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Examples

  • Monopolies, and coemption of wares for re – sale, where they are not restrained, are great means to enrich; especially if the party have intelligence, what things are like to come into request, and so store himself beforehand.

    The Essays

  • Monopolies, and coemption of6 wares for re-sale, where they are not restrained, are great means to enrich; especially if the party have intelligence what things are like to come into request, and so store himself beforehand.

    XXXIV. Of Riches

  • According to the custom of antiquity, he bought his bride of her parents, and she fulfilled the _coemption_ by purchasing, with three pieces of copper, a just introduction to his house and household deities.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4

  • [115] According to the custom of antiquity, he bought his bride of her parents, and she fulfilled the coemption by purchasing, with three pieces of copper, a just introduction to his house and household deities.

    History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 4

  • Monopolies, and coemption of wares for re-sale, where they are not restrained, are great means to enrich; especially if the party have intelligence, what things are like to come into request, and so store himself beforehand.

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  • 115 According to the custom of antiquity, he bought his bride of her parents, and she fulfilled the coemption by purchasing, with three pieces of copper, a just introduction to his house and household deities.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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  • JM has a coemption on a whole lot of stuff no one else wants.

    October 5, 2010