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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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Gilmore died in December 2000, and the town bought the farm from Mrs.
Mark Booth bought the farm from Baron Vestey and his brother, Mark Vestey.
Unsatisfied with its quick defeat, Noel bought the farm back in 2002 and invested more money to correct the problems encountered earlier.
Mr Henderson bought the farm buildings and pub, formerly called the Thatcher's Foot but now known as the Farm House Inn, about two years ago.
The extraordinary success is a triumph for Steve and Brenda, both aged 54, who bought the farm just 10 years ago aiming to retire to the countryside.
The day we bought the farm our equipment totalled a wheelbarrow, a fork and a shovel.
McRae Mortgage & Investment bought the farm acreage in 1995 from PFL Life Insurance for $73,000 ($912.
Soon after Peters' father bought the farm in 1928, the coffee market--along with all the others in the wake of the crash of '29--became very volatile.
Last year, it bought the Farm Fresh and Shoppers Food Warehouse chains.
Sir Paul bought the farm about 30 years ago, before he met his wife.