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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Purchase  \Pur"chase\  (?;  48),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Purchased}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Purchasing}.]  [OE.  purchasen,  porchacen  OF 
  porchacier  purchacier  to  pursue,  to  seek  eagerly,  F. 
  pourchasser  OF  pour,  por,  pur,  for  (L.  pro)  +  chacier  to 
  pursue,  to  chase.  See  {Chase}.] 
  1.  To  pursue  and  obtain;  to  acquire  by  seeking;  to  gain, 
  obtain,  or  acquire.  --Chaucer. 
  That  loves  the  thing  he  can  not  purchase.  --Spenser. 
  Your  accent  is  Something  finer  than  you  could 
  purchase  in  so  removed  a  dwelling.  --Shak. 
  His  faults  .  .  .  hereditary  Rather  than  purchased. 
  2.  To  obtain  by  paying  money  or  its  equivalent;  to  buy  for  a 
  price;  as  to  purchase  land,  or  a  house. 
  The  field  which  Abraham  purchased  of  the  sons  of 
  Heth.  --Gen.  xxv. 
  3.  To  obtain  by  any  outlay,  as  of  labor,  danger,  or 
  sacrifice,  etc.;  as  to  purchase  favor  with  flattery. 
  One  poor  retiring  minute  .  .  .  Would  purchase  thee  a 
  thousand  thousand  friends.  --Shak. 
  A  world  who  would  not  purchase  with  a  bruise? 
  4.  To  expiate  by  a  fine  or  forfeit.  [Obs.] 
  Not  tears  nor  prayers  shall  purchase  out  abuses. 
  5.  (Law) 
  a  To  acquire  by  any  means  except  descent  or  inheritance. 
  b  To  buy  for  a  price. 
  6.  To  apply  to  anything  a  device  for  obtaining  a  mechanical 
  advantage;  to  get  a  purchase  upon  or  apply  a  purchase  to 
  as  to  purchase  a  cannon. 

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