Permute
Permute Per*mute", v. t. [L. permutare, permutatum; per + mutare to change: cf. F. permuter.] 1. To interchange; to transfer reciprocally. [1913 Webster]

2. To exchange; to barter; to traffic. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Bought, trucked, permuted, or given. --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster]


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