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Bargain

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.

bargain

  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.
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rights so fundamental that they may not be bargained away? Judge
Not so, Pellegrini wrote in the majority opinion, because the college had bargained away the board's unilateral authority.
He said Armenia essentially bargained away its prospects for diversifying its sources of energy in the future for cheap prices now, he told The New York Times.
If too much of the commission's report is bargained away, the $2.3 million expended on the process could eventually be seen as wasted.
Speaking in the wake of demonstrations against cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed, Sir Trevor Phillips said that the right to offend was an "absolutely precious" part of British identity which could not be bargained away.
Speaking in the wake of demonstrations against cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad, Sir Trevor Phillips said that the right to offend was an 'absolutely precious' part of British identity which could not be bargained away.
I am equally shocked that these basic chiropractic principles have been bargained away by our own brothers and sisters in chiropractic organizations and legislatures.
Fontaine stressed that the right to self-government is not something that was bargained away in treaty negotiations.
Crosby MP Claire Curtis-Thomas, who nursed her quadraplegic mother to the end, is vehemently opposed on the grounds that a life should not be bargained away.
So would it be allowing women to show their faces in public, gays to follow their own lifestyle, or children to read literature other then the Koran that we bargained away next?
They have sought an audience with President Enrique Bolanos, whom they suspect has bargained away their chance at compensation in the recent Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) negotiations, and whom they have accused of having been one of the people who distributed the chemicals 30 years ago.
Farm interests will not be bargained away in trade negotiations, he has assured American farmers.