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resale

[ree-seyl, ree-seyl]
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noun
  1. the act of selling a second time.
  2. the act of selling something secondhand.
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adjective
  1. used; secondhand: a rack of resale clothing.
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Origin of resale

First recorded in 1615–25; re- + sale
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resale

noun
  1. the selling again of something purchased
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Derived Formsresalable or resaleable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for resale

n.

1620s, from re- "back, again" + sale (n.).

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