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purchase

[ pur-chuhs ]
/ ˈpɜr tʃəs /
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verb (used with object), pur·chased, pur·chas·ing.

verb (used without object), pur·chased, pur·chas·ing.

to buy something.

noun

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Origin of purchase

before 1150; (v.) Middle English purchasen<Anglo-French purchacer to seek to obtain, procure (Old French pourchacier), equivalent to pur- (<Latin prōpro1) + chacer to chase1; (noun) Middle English <Anglo-French purchas (Old French porchas), derivative of the v.
1. See buy.
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British Dictionary definitions for purchase

purchase
/ (ˈpɜːtʃɪs) /

verb (tr)

noun

purchaser, noun
C13: from Old French porchacier to strive to obtain, from por- for + chacier to chase 1
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