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[ree-pur-chuh s] /riˈpɜr tʃəs/
verb (used with object), repurchased, repurchasing.
to buy again; regain by purchase.
the act of repurchasing.
of or relating to repurchase:
a repurchase contract.
Origin of repurchase
First recorded in 1585-95; re- + purchase
Related forms
repurchaser, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for repurchase
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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


verb (transitive)
to buy back or buy again goods, securities, assets, etc
an act or instance of repurchasing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for repurchase

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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