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purchase vb. (3 properly a legal term)
1. to exert oneself, strive Tim. III. ii. 52* “that I should the day before for a little part, and undo a great deal of honour.”
2. to acquire, obtain, gain Tp. IV. i. 14 “as my gift and thine own acquisition Worthily p-'d,” LLL. III. i. 28 “How hast thou p-d this experience?,” R2 I. iii. 282 “I sent thee forth to honour,” Tit. II. iii. 275 “Do this, and us thy . . . friends,” Cym. II. iii. 93 “purchasing but trouble.”
3. to acquire otherwise than by inheritance or descent 2H4 IV. v. 198 “what in me was p-'d, Falls upon thee in a more fairer sort,” Ant. I. iv. 14 “His faults . . . hereditary Rather than purchas'”
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