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(1) To agree to buy. A dealer or customer who agrees to buy at another dealer's offered price is said to take the offer. (2) Euro bankers speak of taking deposits rather than buying money.

Take a Position

The state of owning or owing a security or other asset. One has a long position when one owns something, while one has a short position when something is sold, especially sold short. See also: Close a position.


To accept the price at which a dealer offers a security.


(1) A generic term meaning to acquire title by whatever means, such as by deed, by will, by purchase,or by gift,to name a few.(2) A common expression for a condemnation under the power of eminent domain.

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To put post offices so far away from their locality takes away the sense of belonging and independence, leaving them to feel anxious or vulnerable in unfamiliar surroundings.
That's what it means to be "the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
The new version is far more striking, with the words "This is" replaced by the stronger (and more accurate) "Behold" (Ecce), and the word "happy" by "blessed" (beati): "Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
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This decision takes away one of the key weapons used by private entities to halt or delay states from issuing environmental permits.