Bargain and sale(Law), a species of conveyance, by which the bargainor contracts to convey the lands to the bargainee, and becomes by such contract a trustee for and seized to the use of the bargainee. The statute then completes the purchase; i. e., the bargain vests the use, and the statute vests the possession. Blackstone.Into the bargain, over and above what is stipulated; besides.To sell bargains, to make saucy (usually indelicate) repartees. [Obs.] Swift.To strike a bargain, to reach or ratify an agreement. "A bargain was struck." Macaulay.

Syn. — Contract; stipulation; purchase; engagement.

(Bar"gain), v. i. [OE. barganien, OF. bargaigner, F. barguigner, to hesitate, fr. LL. barcaniare. See Bargain, n.] To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; — followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a farmer for a cow.

So worthless peasants bargain for their wives.

(Bar"gain), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bargained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bargaining.] To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.

To bargain away, to dispose of in a bargain; — usually with a sense of loss or disadvantage; as, to bargain away one's birthright. "The heir . . . had somehow bargained away the estate." G. Eliot.

(Bar`gain*ee") n. [OF. bargaigné, p. p. See Bargain, v. i.] (Law) The party to a contract who receives, or agrees to receive, the property sold. Blackstone.

(Bar"gain*er) n. One who makes a bargain; — sometimes in the sense of bargainor.

(Bar`gain*or") n. (Law) One who makes a bargain, or contracts with another; esp., one who sells, or contracts to sell, property to another. Blackstone.

(Barge) n. [OF. barge, F. berge, fr. LL. barca, for barica prob. fr. L. baris an Egyptian rowboat, fr. Gr. , prob. fr. Egyptian: cf. Coptic bari a boat. Cf. Bark a vessel.]

1. A pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly furnished and decorated.

2. A large, roomy boat for the conveyance of passengers or goods; as, a ship's barge; a charcoal barge.

3. A large boat used by flag officers.

4. A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat. [U.S.]

5. A large omnibus used for excursions. [Local, U.S.]

(Barge"board`) n. [Perh. corrup. of vergeboard; or cf. LL. bargus a kind of gallows.] A vergeboard.

(Barge"course`) n. [See Bargeboard.] (Arch.) A part of the tiling which projects beyond the principal rafters, in buildings where there is a gable. Gwilt.

(Bar*gee") n. A bargeman. [Eng.]

(Barge"man) n. The man who manages a barge, or one of the crew of a barge.

(Barge"mast`ter) n. The proprietor or manager of a barge, or one of the crew of a barge.

4. The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.

She was too fond of her most filthy bargain.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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