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Auction

Auc´tion
n.1.A public sale of property to the highest bidder, esp. by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose; a vendue.
2.The things sold by auction or put up to auction.
Ask you why Phryne the whole auction buys ?
- Pope.
Dutch auction
the public offer of property at a price beyond its value, then gradually lowering the price, till some one accepts it as purchaser.
- P. Cyc.
v. t.1.To sell by auction.
Noun1.auction - a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
Synonyms: auction bridge
2.Auctionauction - the public sale of something to the highest bidder
Synonyms: auction sale, vendue
Verb1.auction - sell at an auction

AUCTION, commerce, contract. A public sale of property to the highest bidder. Among the Romans this kind of sale, was made by a crier under a spear (sub hasta) stuck in the ground.
     2. Auctions are generally held by express authority, and the person who conducts them is licensed to do so under various regulations.
     3. The manner of conducting an auction is immaterial; whether it be by public outcry or by any other manner. The essential part is the selection of a purchaser from a number of bidders. In a case where a woman continued silent during the whole time of the sale, but whenever anyone bid she gave him a glass of brandy, and when the sale broke up, the person who received the last glass of brandy was taken into a private room, and he was declared to be the purchaser; this was adjudged to be an auction. 1 Dow. 115.
     4. The law requires fairness in auction sales, and when a puffer is employed to raise the property offered for sale on bona fide bidders, or a combination is entered into between two or more persons not to overbid each other, the contract may in general be avoided. Vide Puffer, and 6 John. R. 194; 8 John. R. 444; 3 John. Cas. 29; Cowp. 395; 6 T. R. 642; Harr. Dig. Sale, IV.; and the article Conditions Sale. Vide Harr. Dig. Sale, IV.; 13 Price, R. 76; M'Clel. R. 25; 6 East, R. 392; 5 B. & A. 257; S. C. 2 Stark. R. 295; 1 Esp. R. 340; 5 Esp. R. 103 4 Taunt. R. 209; 1 H. Bl. R. 81; 2 Chit. R. 253; Cowp. R. 395; 1 Bouv. Inst., n. 976.

To dream that you are buying at an auction, signifies good luck, bright prospects, and plenitude.auction off, auction sale, auctioneer, commerce, commercialism, mercantilism, sell, vendue
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