adjective see purchase I

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  • Purchasable — Pur chas*a*ble, a. Capable of being bought, purchased, or obtained for a consideration; hence, venal; corrupt. [1913 Webster] Money being the counterbalance to all things purchasable by it, as much as you take off from the value of money, so much …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purchasable — index mercenary, venal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • purchasable — adjective 1. capable of being corrupted corruptible judges dishonest politicians a purchasable senator a venal police officer • Syn: ↑corruptible, ↑bribable, ↑dishonest, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • purchasable — /ˈpɜtʃəsəbəl/ (say perchuhsuhbuhl) adjective 1. capable of being bought: *There was something in her manner which gave him to understand that her services were purchasable. –oliné keese, 1859. 2. that may be won over by bribery; venal.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • purchasable — purchase ► VERB ▪ obtain by payment; buy. ► NOUN 1) the action of buying. 2) a thing bought. 3) firm contact or grip. 4) a pulley or similar device for moving heavy objects. DERIVATIVES purchasable …   English terms dictionary

  • purchasable — purchasability, n. /perr cheuh seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being bought. 2. that may be influenced by bribery; venal. [1605 15; PURCHASE + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • purchasable — adjective a) Able to be purchased b) Affordable …   Wiktionary

  • purchasable — Synonyms and related words: approachable, available, bribable, buyable, corrupt, corruptible, fixable, hireling, marketable, mercenary, obtainable, on the market, on the pad, on the take, salable, slippery, to be had, treacherous, tricky,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • purchasable — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Marketable] Syn. salable, on sale, for sale; see commercial 1 , retail . 2. [Corrupt] Syn. bribable, having one s price, on the take*; see corrupt 1 , dishonest 1 , mean 3 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Capable of …   English dictionary for students

  • purchasable — pur·chas·a·ble || pÉœrtʃɪsÉ™bl / pɜː adj. may be purchased, buyable, may be acquired in exchange for money …   English contemporary dictionary

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