Bargain

Definition of Bargain

Bar´gain
n.1.An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which one party binds himself to transfer the right to some property for a consideration, and the other party binds himself to receive the property and pay the consideration.
A contract is a bargain that is legally binding.
- Wharton.
2.An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.
And whon your honors mean to solemnize
The bargain of your faith.
- Shak.
3.A purchase; also ( when not qualified), a gainful transaction; an advantageous purchase; as, to buy a thing at a bargain.
4.The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.
She was too fond of her most filthy bargain.
- Shak.
Bargain and sale
(Law) a species of conveyance, by which the bargainor contracts to convey the lands to the bargainee, and becomes by such contract a trustee for and seized to the use of the bargainee. The statute then completes the purchase; i. e., the bargain vests the use, and the statute vests the possession.
Into the bargain
over and above what is stipulated; besides.
- Blackstone.
To sell bargains
to make saucy (usually indelicate) repartees.
To strike a bargain
to reach or ratify an agreement.
- Swift.
v. i.1.To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; - followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a farmer for a cow.
So worthless peasants bargain for their wives.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.
[imp. & p. p. Bargained ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bargaining.]
To bargain away
to dispose of in a bargain; - usually with a sense of loss or disadvantage; as, to bargain away one's birthright.
- G. Eliot.

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