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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.
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)
bargainnoun accord, accordance, agreement, collective agreement, compact, compromise, concord, concordance, concordat, contract, convention, covenant, mutual agreement, mutual pledge, mutual understanddng, 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
See also: adjustment, agree, agreement, barter, close, compact, compromise, contract, deal, dicker, discount, exchange, haggle, negotiate, pact, provision, settlement, stipulate, stipulation, term, trade, treaty
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.