coemption

noun co·emp·tion \kōˈempshən\

Definition of coemption

plural

-s

obsolete

  1. :  purchase of all supplies of a commodity in the market especially to gain a monopoly

coemptive

\(ˈ)kō¦emptiv, -ēv\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of coemption

Latin coemption-, coemptio coemption, coemptio, from coemptus, past participle of coemere to buy up (from co- + emere to buy) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at redeem


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