purchase


purchase
pur·chase 1 vb pur·chased, pur·chas·ing
vt
1: to acquire (real property) by means other than descent or inheritance
2: to obtain by paying money or giving other valuable consideration; specif: to take (property) by a voluntary transaction (as a sale, mortgage, pledge, lien, or gift) that creates an interest and that is governed by the Uniform Commercial Code see also bona fide purchaser
vi: to purchase something
pur·chas·able adj
pur·chas·er n
purchase 2 n: an act or instance of purchasing: as
a: the acquiring of real property by any means other than descent or inheritance
b: the acquiring of an interest in property esp. in exchange for valuable consideration see also word of purchase
purchase money 1 n: the consideration paid or to be paid by the purchaser of property
purchase money 2 adj: involving or being a debt secured by the property purchased with the money borrowed see also purchase money mortgage at mortgage

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

purchase
I verb acquire, acquire ownership of, assume ownership, buy, buy up, collect, gain, invest in. make payment for, obtain, order, pay for. pick up, procure, procure title to, redeem, secure, secure for a consideration associated concepts: words of purchase II index acquire (secure), buy, deal, leverage, procure, takeover, trade (commerce), trade, transaction

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


purchase
v.
To buy; to acquire something by exchanging money or other valuable consideration for it.
n.
purchase

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


purchase
n. The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


purchase
To buy; the transfer of property from one person to another by an agreement. Under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), taking by sale, discount, negotiation, mortgage, pledge, lien, issue, reissue, gift, or any voluntary transaction.

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


purchase
To buy; the transfer of property from one person to another by an agreement. Under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), taking by sale, discount, negotiation, mortgage, pledge, lien, issue, reissue, gift, or any voluntary transaction.

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  • Purchase — Pur chase (?; 48), n. [OE. purchds, F. pourchas eager pursuit. See {Purchase}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I ll . . . get meat to have thee, Or lose my life in the purchase. Beau. & Fl.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purchase — Pur chase (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purchased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Purchasing}.] [OE. purchasen, porchacen, OF. porchacier, purchacier, to pursue, to seek eagerly, F. pourchasser; OF. pour, por, pur, for (L. pro) + chacier to pursue, to chase.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purchase — ist der Familienname von Zac Purchase (* 1986), britischer Ruderer Purchase heißt der Ort Purchase (New York) im Westchester County im US Bundesstaat New York Purchase (in der Bedeutung Landkauf ) steht für u.a.: Gadsden Purchase, Vereinigte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Purchase — (New York) Purchase Pays  États Unis État New York Comté Westchester S …   Wikipédia en Français

  • purchase — [n] possession obtained with money acquirement, acquisition, asset, bargain, booty*, buy, gain, investment, property, steal; concepts 446,710 Ant. sale, sell purchase [v] buy, obtain achieve, acquire, attain, come by, cop*, deal in, earn, gain,… …   New thesaurus

  • Purchase — Pur chase, v. i. 1. To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one s self. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Duke John of Brabant purchased greatly that the Earl of Flanders should have his daughter in marriage. Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purchase — (v.) late 13c., obtain, contrive, bring about, from Anglo Fr. purchaser go after, from pur forth (possibly used here as an intensive prefix; see PURBLIND (Cf. purblind)) + O.Fr. chacier run after (see CHASE (Cf. chase)). Sense of buy first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • purchase — vb *buy Analogous words: gain, win, *get, obtain, procure, secure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • purchase — both as a noun and as a verb, is a formal word not normally used in general contexts (especially conversation). By contrast buy as a noun is somewhat informal (a good buy), and so English lacks a word of neutral register for the meaning ‘the act… …   Modern English usage

  • purchase — ► VERB ▪ obtain by payment; buy. ► NOUN 1) the action of buying. 2) a thing bought. 3) firm contact or grip. 4) a pulley or similar device for moving heavy objects. DERIVATIVES purchasable …   English terms dictionary


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