What does the word purchase mean?

Usage examples for purchase

  1. But those conditions soon changed, as the famous Walking Purchase of 1737 clearly indicated. – The Quaker Colonies A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware, Volume 8 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Sydney G. Fisher
  2. I hear from her sometimes, and am very anxious to purchase her freedom, if ever I should be able. – Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America by Moses Grandy
  3. Always a student, he spent the little money that he had on the purchase of books, which he devoted all his time to reading. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott