buy-back

buyback

[bahy-bak]
noun
1.
the buying of something that one previously sold.
2.
any arrangement to take back something as a condition of a sale, as by a supplier who agrees to purchase its customer's goods.
3.
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.
Also, buy-back.


Origin:
1960–65; noun use of the verb phrase buy back

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buy-back (ˈbaɪˌbæk)
 
n
commerce the repurchase by a company of some or all of its shares from an investor, who acquired them by putting venture capital into the company when it was formed

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