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buy

verb acquire by purchase, acquire ownership of, bargain for, complete a purchase, contract, get in exchange, make a purchase, make one's own, mercari, obtain, order, pay a price for, pay cash for, pay for, procure, procure title to, purchase, redeem, secure, secure for a consideration, trade
Associated concepts: buy and sell agreement, buy in the orrinary course of business, buy long, buy out, buy short, buyer beware, buyer's needs, buyer's option, buyer's risk, buying a note or a bill, buying and receiving stolen goods, buying broker
Foreign phrases: Caveat emptor, qui ignorare non debuit quod jus alienum emit.Let a purchaser beware since he ought not to be ignorant that he is purchasing whatever rights another has. Emptor emit quam minimo potest, venditorvendit quam maximo potest. The buyer purchases for the least he can; the seller sells for the most he can. In pretio emptionis et venditionis, naturaliter licet contrahentibus se circumvenire. In respect to the price, in buying and selllng, it is naturally permitted to the contracting parties to overreach one another.
See also: procure, purchase, trade

TO BUY. To purchase. Vide Sale.

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bar] Jonathan Wilkinson is the third generation to farm at Dyffryn Farm, Meifod - his grandfather bought the farm in 1956
The couple, who were aware that the area had been identified as suitable to erect wind turbines when they bought the farm in 2004, estimate that saying yes to the developers would earn them more than pounds 200,000 a year for the next 20 to 25 years - as much as pounds 6m.
He explained: "Joanne was in a really bad road accident a couple of years ago, around the time we bought the farm.
Sid Boulter, originally from St Helens, bought the farm in Longtown, Cumbria, for him and his wife to get out of the rat race.
Kevin, whose family bought the farm in January 1998 after renting it for 36 years, said he found the first coin in a gateway.
uk) Our second husband and wife team are Judith Dudley, right, and husband Colin from Parva Farm Vineyard, Tintern, who bought the farm in the mid '90s.