An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which one party binds himself to transfer the right to some property for a consideration, and the other party binds himself to receive the property and pay the consideration.
From Middle English bargaynen ("to bargain, make a pledge for sale"), from Old French bargaigner, from Frankish *borganjan ("to borrow, lend"), from Proto-Germanic *burgijaną ("to borrow, lend"), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ- ("to protect, secure"). Akin to Old High German boragen, borgen (German borgen), Old English borgian ("to borrow, lend, pledge"). More at borrow.
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