• Map of Louisiana Purchase; also United States in 1803
    Map of Louisiana Purchase; also United States in 1803
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n purchaser a person who buys
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The Ambassadors purchasing Æsculapius The Ambassadors purchasing Æsculapius

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 93% of all greeting cards are purchased by women
    • Purchaser (Law) One who acquires an estate in lands by his own act or agreement, or who takes or obtains an estate by any means other than by descent or inheritance.
    • Purchaser One who purchases; one who acquires property for a consideration, generally of money; a buyer; a vendee.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 96% of candles that are purchased are by women
    • n purchaser An acquirer; a money-maker.
    • n purchaser One who obtains or acquires the property of anything by purchase; a buyer. Specifically, in law: One who acquires property by the payment of a consideration.
    • n purchaser One who acquires or obtains by conquest or by deed of gift, or in any manner other than by inheritance or escheat. Thus, a devisee or a donee in a deed of gift is technically a purchaser.
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  • Thomas Fuller
    “Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.”
  • Thomas Wilson
    Thomas Wilson
    “Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own.”
  • Margaret Oliphant
    Margaret Oliphant
    “What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?”
  • John Quinton
    John Quinton
    “That laughter costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.”
  • John D. Rockefeller
    “The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”


In literature:

Lange filled his shelves with a quantity of excellent classics that he had purchased during a tour in Italy.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
Then toggle or hook the gun-purchase to the outer bight of the slings, and sway away.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
He was a cautious and judicious purchaser of realty.
"Sergeant York And His People" by Sam Cowan
In many cases money was taken from the city treasury, and used to purchase votes for the Ring or Tammany Hall ticket.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
The assistance of the broker who handles commercial paper is a necessary and valuable aid to the purchasing bank.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
Butt had endeavoured to purchase one hundred and fifty thousand, and actually purchased fifty thousand.
"The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane," by William Brodie Gurney
He purchased thirty or forty volumes of the Abbot of St. Albans for fifty pounds' weight of silver.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
The farmer, who needs and purchases it, pays forty days' work for it.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
Persian silver coin has for the foregoing reasons a purchasing power of sometimes 20 per cent.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
When purchased, a blue paper was wrapped around it.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various

In poetry:

"Like the dewdrop in my bosom,
Be thy guileless language, youth;
Falsehood buyeth falsehood only,
Truth must purchase truth.
"The Lily Confidante" by Henry Timrod
Where so e're thy Foot shall go
The minted Gold shall lie;
Till thou purchase all below,
And want new Worlds to buy.
"A Dialogue Between The Resolved Soul, And Created Pleasure" by Andrew Marvell
These tempting times that here we have,
We there shall see were good;
Also that hidden strength he gave,
The purchase of his blood.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
"Gold purchases in me no share,
Nor do I dwell in distant land;
Study, and thought, and watchful care,
In every place may me command.
"Memory" by Charles Lamb
Come, ye servants, see your station
Freed from all reproach and shame;
He who purchased your salvation,
Bore a servant's humble name.
"A Christmas Hymn" by Hannah More
WHEN Jacob 's sons to Egypt went,
To purchase food their sole intent,
Which of the ten did Joseph bind,
And from the rest retain behind ?
"Enigma XXXVII." by Elizabeth Hitchener

In news:

Without any knowledge of the local market, we are seeing far more inaccurate appraisals from out-of-area appraisers that are breaking up purchase transactions.
We purchased the Jerseys from three Wisconsin herds, one Illinois herd, and one in Ohio.
Despite living in the land of Fiat, Ferrari, and Lamborghini, Italians purchased more bikes than cars last year – the first time that's happened since World War II.
The dictionary defines a bargain as an advantageous purchase.
Julie Fitz checks a customer's identification for a beer purchase Tuesday morning at Roxy Liquors at Kenley Square shopping center.
Thirty-eight-year-old Seth Horvitz says he purchased the 39-inch television from a third-party seller.
The US Department of Agriculture announced sweeping steps Thursday to " assure the safety and quality of food" purchased for the National School Lunch Program.
CRTC denies BCE bid to purchase Astral .
There's never been a better time to buy a home…unless the buyer is financing the purchase.
Achieving Peak Performance when Purchasing Services.
Marketing attribution tracks user behavior before an online sale, allowing each channel that played a role in influencing the consumer to get credit for the purchase.
The newest purchases are fleets that operate in the Bakken oil and gas shale region.
Nevertheless, if a bookshop wants to signal to customers that it has no problem with them reading magazines while they drink coffee, the right thing is for the management to make sure the magazines are purchased by the store for such use.
Watching the unveiling of the new Apple iPad solidified my decision about the vintage boombox that I'd purchased off eBay.
Each one contains four Celestial Portraits articles for you to purchase and download.

In science:

A technique to utilize in supply-chain management that supports the decision-making process for purchases of direct goods has been projected by Buffett et al..
Efficient Inventory Optimization of Multi Product, Multiple Suppliers with Lead Time using PSO
At the end of all purchase customer can review his/her items in the shopping cart.
A UI Design Case Study and a Prototype of a Travel Search Engine
Shopping cart’s initial view is to provide brief information about the purchases.
A UI Design Case Study and a Prototype of a Travel Search Engine
The mechanical super-structure of the technological prototype is at an advanced design stage and tenders for purchase of materials for this important element will be sent out soon.
Progress towards a Technological Prototype for a Semi-Digital Hadron Calorimeter based on Glass RPCs
Thus, while this line of thinking is a nice way to frame the underlying issue, it does not seem to give purchase on Conjecture 4.2.
Quantum invariants of random 3-manifolds