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  1. sell at an auction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the public sale of something to the highest bidder Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. A public sale of property to the highest bidder, esp. by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose; a vendue. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The things sold by auction or put up to auction. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To sell by auction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A public sale of property or goods to the highest bidder; the property or effects so offered for sale. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To sell to the highest bidder. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A public sale in which one bidder increases the price on another, and the articles go to him who bids highest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A public sale to the highest bidder. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To sell by or at auction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A public sale of property to the highest bidder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A public sale of property to the highest bidder, by a person licensed for the purpose; the things sold at auction. Dutch auction, the setting up of property above its value, and gradually lowering the price till some one takes it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A public sale of any description of property to the highest bidder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. A public sale of land or goods, at public outcry, to the highest bidder. Russell v. Miner, 61 Barb. (N. Y.) 539; Hibler v. Hoag, 1 Watts & S. (Pa.) 553; Crandall v. State, 28 Ohio St 481. A sale by auction is a sale by public outcry to the highest bidder on the spot. Civ. Code Cal. thelawdictionary.org
  16. 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. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  17. Auctions are generally held by express authority, and the person who conducts them is licensed to do so under various regulations. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. The manner of conducting an auction is imaterial; 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. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  19. 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. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  20. awk'shun, n. a public sale in which the bidder offers an increase on the price offered by another, and the articles go to him who bids highest.--v.t. to sell by auction.--adj. AUC'TIONARY.--n. AUCTIONEER', one who is licensed to sell by auction.--v.t. to sell by auction.--DUTCH AUCTION, a kind of mock auction at which the salesman starts at a high price, and comes down till he meets a bidder. [L. auction-em, an increasing--aug[=e]re, auctum, to increase.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Public sale in which articles are sold to the highest of successive bidders; Dutch a., sale in which price is reduced by auctioneer till a purchaser is found. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. a. bridge, form of bridge in which declaration may be made by any player. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. [Latin] A public sale of property to the highest bidder, by a person licensed for the purpose; a vendue. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. A manner of sale in which one person bids after another; the thing sold by auction. Complete Dictionary

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