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regrating

the offence of buying a commodity in a market with a view to selling it in the same market at a better price. In Scotland it was outlawed in Acts of 1449 and 1592 and thereafter and included an area within a four-mile radius of the market. It ceased to be an offence in England in 1847. See FORESTALLING.
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REGRATING, crim. law. Every practice or device, by act, conspiracy, words, or news, to enhance the price of victuals or other merchandise, is so denominated. 3 Inst. 196; 1 Russ. on Cr. 169.
     2. In the Roman law, persons who monopolized grain, and other produce of the earth, were called dardanarii, and were variously punished. Dig. 47, 11, 6.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Engrossing was the stockpiling of produce in order to later sell it at a higher profit; regrating was buying up produce at one market and selling it at a much higher profit at another market.
regrating, see William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England:
Herbruck W, 1929, "Forestalling, regrating and engrossing" Michigan Law Review 27 365-388
His [Cibber's] Voice, where there was a too large Infusion of the Monotone, interwoven with a regrating Acidity, wanted that harmonious, pleasing, sound Melody, which the Throws and Swellings of Honour and Ambition require" (qtd.