Vendue
Vendue Ven*due", n. [OF. vendue, from F. vendre, p. p. vendu, vendue, to sell.] A public sale of anything, by outcry, to the highest bidder; an auction. [Obsoles.] [1913 Webster]

{Vendue master}, one who is authorized to sell any property by vendue; an auctioneer. [Obsoles.] [1913 Webster]


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  • vendue — public sale, auction, 1680s, from Du. vendu, from Fr. vendue sale, from vendre to sell, from L. vendere (see VEND (Cf. vend)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vendue — index auction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vendue — ☆ vendue [ven′do͞o΄, ven′dyo͞o΄ ] n. [obs. Fr, sale < vendu, pp. of vendre: see VEND] a public auction …   English World dictionary

  • vendue — ● vendu, vendue nom Populaire. Personne qui a aliéné sa liberté, qui a trahi ou accepté certaines compromissions pour de l argent. vendue [vɑ̃dy] n. f. ÉTYM. 1239; substantivation de vendu, adj., au féminin. ❖ ♦ Vx, régional ( …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • vendue — /ven dooh , dyooh /, n. a public auction. [1680 90; < D vendu < MF vendue sale, n. use of fem. of vendu, ptp. of vendre to sell; see VEND] * * * …   Universalium

  • vendue — [vɛn dju:] noun US & W. Indian a public auction. Origin C17: via Du. from Fr. dialect vendue sale …   English new terms dictionary

  • vendue — /vɛnˈdju/ (say ven dyooh) noun a public auction. {Dutch vendu, from Old French vendue sale, from vendre sell} …   Australian English dictionary

  • vendue — n. US a public auction. Etymology: Du. vendu(e) f. F vendue sale f. vendre VEND …   Useful english dictionary

  • vendue — noun Etymology: obsolete French, from Middle French, from vendre Date: 1668 a public sale at auction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vendue — noun A public sale …   Wiktionary

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