purchase

(redirected from purchased)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial.
Related to purchased: purchasing power

purchase

1. something that is purchased, esp an article bought with money
2. the act of buying
3. acquisition of an estate by any lawful means other than inheritance
4. a rough measure of the mechanical advantage achieved by a lever
References in classic literature ?
He also purchased shares in other concerns conducted on the same principle; pocketed dividends made in countries which he had never visited by men whom he had never seen; bought a seat in Parliament from a poor and corrupt constituency, and helped to preserve the laws by which he had thriven.
This will, in good part, raise the price of land, because land purchased at sixteen years' purchase will yield six in the hundred, and somewhat more; whereas this rate of interest, yields but five.
But the terrible fact that my husband himself had actually purchased the arsenic in both cases remained unshaken.
Eustace Macallan used the arsenic which--her husband purchased for the purpose of improving the defects of her complexion?
The prisoner's Declaration before the Sheriff expressly sets forth that he purchased the arsenic at the request of his wife.
It was proved that the box and the linen had both been purchased on the day when she appeared at the hotel.
Had it not been purchased by a man whose description tallied exactly with that of Darzac?
Enterprising young housekeepers are measuring the looking-glasses and hangings to see if they will suit the new menage (Snob will brag for years that he has purchased this or that at Dives's sale), and Mr.
Certain of the best wines (which all had a great character among amateurs in the neighbourhood) had been purchased for his master, who knew them very well, by the butler of our friend John Osborne, Esquire, of Russell Square.
Edward Dale, the junior of the house, who purchased the spoons for the firm, was, in fact, very sweet upon Amelia, and offered for her in spite of all.
In these cases, the basis for determining the purchase price is often 20 percent of the revenues from the purchased clients during each of the succeeding five years.
Of those that reported little or no process change, only 11 percent saw "significant improvement" in the cost of goods purchased.

Full browser ?