v. t.1.To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
[imp. & p. p. Purchased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Purchasing.]
That loves the thing he can not purchase.
- Spenser.
2.To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house.
3.To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery.
A world who would not purchase with a bruise?
- Milton.
4.To expiate by a fine or forfeit.
Not tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses.
- Shak.
5.(Law) To acquire by any means except descent or inheritance.
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.
v. i.1.To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one's self.
2.To acquire wealth or property.
Sure our lawyers
Would not purchase half so fast.
- J. Webster.
n.1.The act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything.
I'll . . . get meat to have thee,
Or lose my life in the purchase.
- Beau. & Fl.
2.The act of seeking and acquiring property.
3.The acquisition of title to, or properly in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.
It is foolish to lay out money in the purchase of repentance.
- Franklin.
4.That which is obtained, got, or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
5.That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.
6.Any mechanical hold, or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle, capstan, and the like; also, the apparatus, tackle, or device by which the advantage is gained.
7.(Law) Acquisition of lands or tenements by other means than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.
Purchase criminal
Purchase money
the money paid, or contracted to be paid, for anything bought.
- Spenser.
not worth a day's purchaseinthesameassayingonewillnotliveaday, orisinimminentperil.
- Berkeley.
Worth [so many] years' purchase
a phrase by which the value or cost of a thing is expressed in the length of time required for the income to amount to the purchasing price; as, he bought the estate at a twenty years' purchase. To say one's life is
Noun1.Purchasepurchase - the acquisition of something for payment; "they closed the purchase with a handshake"
2.purchase - something acquired by purchase
3.purchase - a means of exerting influence or gaining advantage; "he could get no purchase on the situation"
4.Purchasepurchase - the mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever
Synonyms: leverage
Verb1.purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store"
Synonyms: buy

PURCHASE. In its most enlarged and technical sense, purchase signifies the lawful acquisition of real estate by any means whatever, except descent. It is thus defined by Littleton, section 12. "Purchase is called the possession of lands or tenements that a man hath by his own deed or agreement, unto which possession he cometh, not by title of descent from any of his ancestors or cousins, but by his own deed."
     2. It follows, therefore, that not only when a man acquires an estate by buying it for a good or valuable consideration, but also when it is given or devised to him be acquires it by purchase. 2 Bl. Com. 241.
     3. There are six ways of acquiring a title by purchase, namely, 1. By, deed. 2. By devise. 3. By execution. 4. By prescription. 5. By possession, or occupancy. 6. By escheat. In its more limited sense, purchase is applied only to such acquisitions of lands as are obtained by way of bargain and sale for money, or some other valuable consideration. Id. Cruise, Dig. tit. 30, s. 1, to 4; 1 Dall. R. 20. In common parlance, purchase signifies the buying of real estate and of goods and chattels.

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