from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To buy (something) again.
  • noun The act of buying something that one previously sold or owned.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To purchase back or again; buy back; regain by purchase or expenditure.
  • noun The act of buying again; the purchase again of what has been sold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of repurchasing.
  • transitive verb To buy back or again; to regain by purchase.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To buy back or again; to regain by purchase.
  • noun The act of repurchasing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of purchasing back something previously sold
  • verb buy what had previously been sold, lost, or given away


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  • We have initiated a series of twenty-eight-day single-tranche term repurchase transactions with primary dealers, expected to cumulate to $100 billion outstanding, in which dealers may offer any of the types of collateral that are eligible for conventional open market operations.

    Bernanke Testimony to JEC

  • In other words, the firm wants you to do a term repurchase agreement with them. Home Page

  • J.P. Morgan analysts on Friday estimated the banking industry as a whole may face $40 billion to $80 billion in repurchase losses beyond those due to put-backs from Fannie, Freddie and insurers.

    On Foreclosures, BofA Has Explaining to Do

  • The GAO did not even endeavor to analyze the Fed's discount window lending, or its single-tranche term repurchase agreements.

    Alan Grayson: The Fed Bailouts: Money for Nothing

  • The Fed reported loan-by-loan data for what were called single-tranche term repurchase agreements.

    Fed Unveils More Details of Crisis Loans

  • Banks could face between $55 billion and $179 billion in repurchase demands from investors, according to Compass Point Research & Trading, a Washington boutique investment bank.

    Regulator for Fannie Set to Get Litigious

  • Term euro Libor fixings fell Friday as market participants reacted positively to the ECB's decision to change its long-term repurchase operation to fixed-rate and full allotment.

    Libor Continues Slow Slide Downward

  • So far, the Fed hasn't purchased GSE obligations except in its short-term repurchase operations.

    Will Fed Try Something

  • The ECB enlarged the pool of collateral eligible for open-market operations, and changed its long-term repurchase operation tender procedure to fixed rate and full allotment.

    Three-Month Libor Slides

  • A New York Fed official said the redemption will give it "greater flexibility in managing reserve levels if the open market desk decided to conduct more term repurchase agreements over year-end and/or if there were other unexpected additions to reserve levels, prompting the need to reduce the size of the permanent portfolio."

    Bond Prices Rally on Concerns Over Downgrades


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