• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Coemption The act of buying the whole quantity of any commodity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coemption Joint purchase; the sharing with another of what is bought.
    • n coemption The act of purchasing all of a given commodity that is for sale, with a view to controlling its price.
    • n coemption In Roman law, one of the modes of civil marriage, consisting in a sort of mutual sale of the parties, effected by the exchange of a small sum of money and other ceremonies.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Coemption ko-emp′shun the purchasing of the whole of a commodity: in Roman law, a mode of marriage under the fiction of a mutual sale.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. coëmptio, fr. coëmere, to buy up. See Emption
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Co-, and L. emĕre, to buy.