(redirected from bargain away)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms.


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.

A union engages in Collective Bargaining on proposed contract terms.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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: agreement, contract, consideration)

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.

GRANT, BARGAIN, AND SELL. - By the laws of the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Missouri, and Alabama, it is declared that the words grant, bargain, and sell) shall amount to a covenant that the grantor was seised of an estate in fee, freed from encumbrances done or suffered by him, and for quiet enjoyment as against all his acts. These words do not amount to a general warranty, but merely to a covenant that the grantor has not done any acts nor created any, encumbrance, by which the estate may be defeated. 2 Binn. R. 95 3 Penna. R. 313; 3 Penna., R. 317, note; 1 Rawle, 377; 1 Misso. 576. Vide 2 Caines R. 188; 1 Murph. R. 343; Id. 348; Ark. Rev. Stat, ch. 31, s. 1; 11 S. & R. 109.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
Permitting a union to bargain away an individual employee's FLSA
(44) More supervision of line prosecutors' charging and nolle decisions by higher-ranking prosecutors would restrict their freedom to overcharge and bargain away. For example, the Reagan and first Bush Justice Departments adopted policies that restricted line prosecutors' charge bargaining.
"You don't bargain away technology," said William J.
While the United Nations and the international civil society insist they want a peaceful resolution to the worst humanitarian crisis in the 21st century, Riyadh dismisses the idea of diplomacy in the assessment, saying they wouldn't be willing to bargain away their stated goal, which is regime change in Sana'a.
It's a good question with good answers: We were not going to bargain away certainty on the nuclear issue for anything else; as France said, there would be no "quid pro quo." We had deep disagreements with Iran and zero trust, hadn't negotiated with them since 1979, and were on a collision course towards military action as the countdown clock on break-out ticked down.
De Castro, in her 28-page concurring and dissenting opinion, also said, While it is true that the Philippines cannot stand alone and will need friends within and beyond this region of the world, still we cannot offense our Constitution and bargain away our sovereignty.
We have tried to discover our inner core: what are the values we hold to as firm convictions and high ideals, we wish never to bargain away or compromise over; and what mission do I have for living my entire life and pursuing a life-long career, marked out by hard and honest work?
Ms Taylor and fellow defence lawyer Xavier-Jean Keita have accused the ICC judges of 'creating the impression' that the court had been pressured into a 'behind-the-scenes deal to bargain away' the rights of their client, Saif Gaddafi, the son of the former dictator Muammar.
should redouble its diplomatic efforts to bargain away nascent nuclear weapons programs in North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, and India.
It is Nigel's right of access to his father and not his mother's right to bargain away." She ruled that the child has a right to see his father and ordered that visits begin as soon as a psychologist reports about how to best minimize problems between the parents and reintroduce the child to his dad.
For that, she needs to shake off the commitments made by former prime minister David Cameron in 2015 that were designed simply to win an election (and which he doubtless expected to bargain away in a coalition agreement).
In such a situation, we need a vigilant, united and active citizenry to make sure we don't lose our territory nor bargain away our sovereignty, the group said in a statement.