Purchasing
Purchase Pur"chase (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purchased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Purchasing}.] [OE. purchasen, porchacen, OF. porchacier, purchacier, to pursue, to seek eagerly, F. pourchasser; OF. pour, por, pur, for (L. pro) + chacier to pursue, to chase. See {Chase}.] 1. To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

That loves the thing he can not purchase. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Your accent is Something finer than you could purchase in so removed a dwelling. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

His faults . . . hereditary Rather than purchased. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house. [1913 Webster]

The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth. --Gen. xxv. 10. [1913 Webster]

3. To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery. [1913 Webster]

One poor retiring minute . . . Would purchase thee a thousand thousand friends. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A world who would not purchase with a bruise? --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To expiate by a fine or forfeit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Not tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. (Law) (a) To acquire by any means except descent or inheritance. --Blackstone. (b) To buy for a price. [1913 Webster]

6. To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to; as, to purchase a cannon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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