bargain
bar·gain 1 n often attrib [Old French bargaigne negotiation, haggling, from bargaignier to haggle]
1: an agreement between parties that settles what each gives or receives (as a promise or performance) in a transaction between them compare contract
2 a: something acquired by or as if by bargaining
b: something whose value considerably exceeds its cost
a bargain purchase
bargain 2 vi
1 a: to negotiate over the terms of an agreement (as a contract)
b: to engage in collective bargaining
the employer must bargain with the union
2: to agree to certain terms or conditions: come to terms
plaintiff bargain ed with the store for a lower price
vt: to convey according to a bargain
does hereby grant, bargain, sell, alien and confirm to the party of the second part, the following described property
— often used with sell in deeds to indicate that the conveyor is receiving consideration in exchange for the property

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

bargain
I noun accord, accordance, agreement, arrangement, collective agreement, compact, compromise, concord, concordance, concordat, contract, convention, covenant, entente, mutual agreement, mutual pledge, mutual understanding, mutual undertaking, pact, pactio, settlement, stipulation, treaty, understanding associated concepts: arm's-length bargain, bargain and sale deed, bargain and sale in a conveyance, bargain collectively, bargain in good faith, bargain in restraint of trade, bargaining agent, bargaining unit, benefit of the bargain rule, collective bargaining, collective bargaining agreement II index adjustment, agree (contract), agreement (contract), barter, close (agree), compact, compromise, compromise (settle by mutual agreement), contract, deal (noun), deal (verb), dicker, discount, exchange, haggle, negotiate, pact, settlement, stipulate, stipulation, term (provision), trade, treaty

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


bargain
n.
An agreement between two parties to transfer goods or property or to perform some act or service in exchange for consideration.
v.
To negotiate the terms of a transaction or agreement.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


bargain
A mutual agreement between two parties that is voluntary and involves the exchange of consideration (money, goods, services, or a promise to do something). If the agreement involves an illegal transaction or the consideration is insufficient or illegal, a bargain does not constitute a contract.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


bargain
1 n. A voluntary agreement between parties for the exchange or purchase of goods or services, regardless of whether the transaction is legal or the consideration is sufficient for the agreement to constitute a contract. Synonymous with contract.
2 v. To negotiate the terms of an agreement.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


bargain
A reciprocal understanding, contract, or agreement of any sort usually pertaining to the loan, sale, or exchange of property between two parties, one of whom wants to dispose of an item that the other wants to obtain. To work out the terms of an agreement; to negotiate in good faith for the purpose of entering into an agreement.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


bargain
A reciprocal understanding, contract, or agreement of any sort usually pertaining to the loan, sale, or exchange of property between two parties, one of whom wants to dispose of an item that the other wants to obtain. To work out the terms of an agreement; to negotiate in good faith for the purpose of entering into an agreement.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

bargain
n.
   1) a mutual agreement or contract between two parties which is voluntary and involves the exchange of consideration (money, goods, services, or a promise for a promise).
   2) a supposed good deal.
   See also: agreement, consideration, contract

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Bargain — Bar gain, n. [OE. bargayn, bargany, OF. bargaigne, bargagne, prob. from a supposed LL. barcaneum, fr. barca a boat which carries merchandise to the shore; hence, to traffic to and fro, to carry on commerce in general. See {Bark} a vessel. ] 1. An …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bargain — [bär′gən] n. [ME & OFr bargaine < OFr bargaignier, to haggle < Frank * borganjan, to lend, akin to OE borgian,BORROW] 1. a mutual agreement or contract in which the parties settle on what should be given or done by each 2. the terms of such …   English World dictionary

  • bargain — ► NOUN 1) an agreement made between people as to what each will do for the other. 2) a thing bought or offered for sale for a low price. ► VERB 1) negotiate the terms of an agreement. 2) (bargain for/on) expect. ● …   English terms dictionary

  • Bargain — Bar gain, v. i. [OE. barganien, OF. bargaigner, F. barguigner, to hesitate, fr. LL. barcaniare. See {Bargain}, n.] To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bargain — Bar gain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bargained} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bargaining}.] To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another. [1913 Webster] {To bargain away}, to dispose of in a bargain; usually with a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bargain — could mean some of the following: * The process whereby buyer and seller agree the price of goods or services. See bargaining. * An agreement to exchange goods at a price. * Such an agreement where one of the parties thinks the price is very… …   Wikipedia

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  • bargain — n *contract, compact, pact …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • bargain — A transaction dealt through the London Stock Exchange which is a contract to buy or sell an agreed quantity of stock at an agreed price. Exchange Handbook Glossary Term used for a share transaction. See trade London Stock Exchange Glossary * * *… …   Financial and business terms

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