private treaty

noun

Definition of private treaty

:a sale of property on terms determined by conference of the seller and buyer — compare auction

First Known Use of private treaty

1858


Law Dictionary

private treaty

noun

legal Definition of private treaty

:a sale of property on terms determined between the buyer and the seller
  • got better prices by private treaty than his neighbors did at auction

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up private treaty? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!