Simple Definition of transact
: to do (business) with another person, company, etc.
Examples of transact in a sentence
We had some important business to transact with our distributors.
transact a real estate deal
Origin and Etymology of transact
Latin transactus, past participle of transigere to drive through, complete, transact, from trans- + agere to drive, do — more at agent
First Known Use: circa 1585
Rhymes with transact
abstract, attract, class act, compact, contact, contract, crookbacked, detract, didact, diffract, distract, enact, entr'acte, epact, exact, extract, humpbacked, hunchbacked, impact, infract, intact, mossbacked, playact, protract, react, redact, refract, retract, sex act, subtract, swaybacked, unbacked
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Legal Definition of transact
1 : to carry on business
2 in the civil law of Louisiana : to settle a dispute by a transaction
1 : to carry to completion <transact a sale>
2 : to carry on the operation or management of <transact business>
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