(redirected from bargained)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms.
Related to bargained: higgle


1. To negotiate. For example, if the asking price for a house is $300,000 and a potential buyer does not want to pay that much, he may bargain with the seller to lower the price to $280,000.

2. A purchase with a price lower than fair market value, or at least lower than competitors' prices.


  1. the sale of a product at a cut price as a means of promoting sales of the product. See SALES PROMOTION.
  2. the sale or purchase of a FINANCIAL SECURITY on the STOCK MARKET.
References in periodicals archive ?
RANADE: The tendency seems to be for companies to move toward taking advantage of the current law to fund a collectively bargained VEBA or to use trust-owned life insurance in a 501 (c) (9) trust.
In the county, the vast majority of all felonies are plea bargained, with only about 5 percent going to trial.
SeaBright is a leading underwriter of Collectively Bargained Workers' Compensation for construction contractors, while Ulico is a nationally recognized provider of these programs to unionized employers.
Most recently, Cooper has recently contended that, if it did agree to sell only to a buyer who had bargained new agreements with the Union, that action was unlawful on its part and its illegal action should relieve it of any duty to arbitrate whatsoever.
In looking at the percent increases in salary from fiscal year 1990 to fiscal year 2001, the six campuses UPI collectively bargained for received raises 7.
Union leaders report that state bargaining representatives have threatened to punish troopers, dispatchers and sergeants if they rejected the fact-finder report by trying to deny those union member any bargained wage increases retroactively.