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the buying of something that one previously sold.
any arrangement to take back something as a condition of a sale, as by a supplier who agrees to purchase its customer’s goods.
Also called stock buyback. a repurchase by a company of its own stock in the open market, as for investment purposes or for use in future corporate acquisitions.
Contemporary Examples

Carl Icahn Takes a Shine to Apple CNBC August 12, 2013
Cory Booker’s Murder Accessory: Turning Buyback Guns Into Jewelry Nina Strochlic January 24, 2013
Gun Buybacks Mostly a Waste of Time and Money, Experts Say Eliza Shapiro December 28, 2012


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