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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.

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.

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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.