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[bahy-out] /ˈbaɪˌaʊt/
an act or instance of buying out, especially of buying all or a controlling percentage of the shares in a company.
Origin of buyout
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for buyout
  • It is called the buyout market and it is driven by government bond yields.
  • And so it goes until the player either takes the buyout or opens his suitcase.
  • Most workers benefit from some sort of buyout package.
  • The company will make group outplacement and career counseling services available to those participating in the buyout program.
  • The basic steps in the buyout process are as follows.
  • In addition, a tobacco buyout will help create much needed off-farm and on-farm jobs in these rural communities.
  • Thank you for your support for moving tobacco buyout legislation this year.
British Dictionary definitions for buyout

buy out

verb (transitive, adverb)
to purchase the ownership, controlling interest, shares, etc, of (a company, etc)
to gain the release of (a person) from the armed forces by payment of money
to pay (a person) once and for all to give up (property, interest, etc)
the purchase of a company, esp by its former management or staff See also leveraged buyout, management buyout
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