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repurchase

[ree-pur-chuh s] /riˈpɜr tʃəs/
verb (used with object), repurchased, repurchasing.
1.
to buy again; regain by purchase.
noun
2.
the act of repurchasing.
adjective
3.
of or relating to repurchase:
a repurchase contract.
Origin of repurchase
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; re- + purchase
Related forms
repurchaser, noun
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  • He will repurchase the Hotel de Sairmeuse, and furnish it magnificently.

    The Honor of the Name Emile Gaboriau
  • This was prevented only by repurchase of their stock at very high prices.

  • She had always been able to repurchase the friendship of her friends.

    The Grey Lady Henry Seton Merriman
  • He knew now what Fairfax meant by the repurchase of his miserable youth.

    Fairfax and His Pride Marie Van Vorst
  • The landlord is enabled to sell his demesne, and repurchase it at a profit.

  • The workingman cannot, then, repurchase that which he has produced for his master.

    What is Property? P. J. Proudhon
  • He had related to M. de Fleury their history, and Mademoiselle de Merrivale's desire to repurchase them.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • We must purchase them, a few at a time; the residents can repurchase from us and so become freeholders.

    The Hills and the Vale Richard Jefferies
  • Offers of repurchase were made—offers of double the money that Mr. Barnum had paid for the house.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • When we reached the township and he learnt this, he offered me £50 on my bargain to repurchase the teams, but I refused the offer.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
British Dictionary definitions for repurchase

repurchase

/riːˈpɜːtʃɪs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to buy back or buy again goods, securities, assets, etc
noun
2.
an act or instance of repurchasing
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Word Origin and History for repurchase
v.

1590s, from re- + purchase (v.). Related: Repurchased; repurchasing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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