transact

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verb trans·act \tran-ˈzakt, tran(t)-ˈsakt\

Definition of transact

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to carry to completion transact a sale

  3. 2 :  to carry on the operation or management of :  do transact business

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to carry on business

transactor

play \-ˈzak-tər, -ˈsak-tər\ noun

Examples of transact in a Sentence

  1. We had some important business to transact with our distributors.

  2. transact a real estate deal

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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


TRANSACT Defined for English Language Learners

transact

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verb

Definition of transact for English Language Learners

  • : to do (business) with another person, company, etc.


TRANSACT Defined for Kids

transact

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verb trans·act \tran-ˈzakt\

Definition of transact for Students

transacted

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transacting

  1. :  to carry on :  manage, conduct transacting business


Law Dictionary

transact

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intransitive verb trans·act \tran-ˈzakt, -ˈsact\

Legal Definition of transact

  1. 1 :  to carry on business

  2. 2 in the civil law of Louisiana :  to settle a dispute by a transaction

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to carry to completion transact a sale

  5. 2 :  to carry on the operation or management of transact business



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