repurchase

[ree-pur-chuh s]
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noun
  1. the act of repurchasing.
adjective
  1. of or relating to repurchase: a repurchase contract.

Origin of repurchase

First recorded in 1585–95; re- + purchase
Related formsre·pur·chas·er, noun
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repurchase

verb (tr)
  1. to buy back or buy again goods, securities, assets, etc
noun
  1. 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.

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