Regrating
Regrate Re*grate" (r?*gr?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Regrating}.] [F. regratter, literally, to scrape again. See {Re}-, and {Grate}, v. t.] 1. (Masonry) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to give it a fresh appearance. [1913 Webster]

2. To offend; to shock. [Obs.] --Derham. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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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… …   Law dictionary

  • regrating — rɪ greɪt v. grate again, hew again, chisel again …   English contemporary dictionary

  • regrating — In old English law, the offense of buying or getting into one s hands at a fair or market any provisions, corn, or other dead victual, with the intention of selling the same again in the same fair or market, or in some other within four miles… …   Black's law dictionary

  • regrating — Manipulation in buying and selling a commodity for the purpose of controlling the price. Precisely, the buying of a commodity in a market and selling it in the same market, or within four miles of the place, for the purpose of controlling the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • regrating — regrāˈting noun • • • Main Entry: ↑regrate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Engrossing — Engrossing, forestalling and regrating were marketing offences in English common law. The terms were used to describe unacceptable methods of influencing the market, sometimes by creating a local monopoly for a certain good, usually food. The… …   Wikipedia

  • regrate — regrate1 regrater, n. /ri grayt /, v.t., regrated, regrating. 1. to buy up (grain, provisions, etc.) in order to sell again at a profit in or near the same market. 2. to sell again (commodities so bought); retail. [1400 50; late ME regraten < OF… …   Universalium

  • Regrate — Re*grate (r?*gr?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Regrating}.] [F. regratter, literally, to scrape again. See {Re} , and {Grate}, v. t.] 1. (Masonry) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to give it a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regrated — Regrate Re*grate (r?*gr?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Regrating}.] [F. regratter, literally, to scrape again. See {Re} , and {Grate}, v. t.] 1. (Masonry) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old hewn stone, so as to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Regratery — Re*grat er*y, n. The act or practice of regrating. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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