buy out

verb

Definition of buy out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to purchase the share or interest of

  3. 2 :  to purchase the entire stock-in-trade and the goodwill of (a business)

1598

First Known Use of buy out

1598


Law Dictionary

buy out

transitive verb

Legal Definition of buy out

  1. 1 :  to purchase the share or interest of

  2. 2 :  to purchase the entire tangible and intangible assets of (a business)



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