bought and sold
   obsolete
   bankrupt
   The derivation is from the disposal of the debtor's possessions:
    For Dickon thy master is bought and sold. (Shakespeare, Richard III)

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  • bought and sold notes — A note of the sale by a broker employed to buy and sell goods is called a sold note, and a like note to the seller is called a bought note …   Black's law dictionary

  • bought and sold notes — A note of the sale by a broker employed to buy and sell goods is called a sold note, and a like note to the seller is called a bought note …   Black's law dictionary

  • bought and sold notes — Two memoranda of a transaction by a broker, one going to the purchaser and the other to the seller, the former being the bought note and the latter the sold note …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bought-and-sold note — noun : sale note …   Useful english dictionary

  • sold notes — See bought and sold notes …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bought note — ➔ note1 * * * bought note UK US noun [C] ► STOCK MARKET, FINANCE a document given to someone buying shares that shows the price and number of shares, the amount of commission, etc. → Compare SOLD NOTE(Cf. ↑sold note) …   Financial and business terms

  • sold note — ➔ note1 * * * sold note UK US noun [C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET ► a document given to someone selling shares that shows the price and number of shares, the amount of commission, etc. → Compare BOUGHT NOTE(Cf. ↑bought note) …   Financial and business terms

  • Bought & Sold — is a television program that is currently airing on HGTV. The show is a spin off of HGTV Canada s Buy Me . The show focuses on 12 realtors who work out of ReMax Village Square Realtors located in northern New Jersey. The program shows the entire… …   Wikipedia

  • bought — Implies a completed transaction, a vesting of the right of title to and possession of the property sold, and also imports a valuable consideration …   Black's law dictionary

  • bought — Implies a completed transaction, a vesting of the right of title to and possession of the property sold, and also imports a valuable consideration …   Black's law dictionary

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