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  • n. A shop from which the tally trade is conducted

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a shop at which goods or articles are sold to customers on account, the account being kept in corresponding books, one called the tally, kept by the buyer, the other the counter tally, kept by the seller, and the payments being made weekly or otherwise by agreement. The trade thus regulated is called tally trade.


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  • (n): a shop where goods are sold on an installment plan.
    (as opposed to a cash-and-carry, perhaps?)

    January 12, 2009