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buyout

[bahy-out] /ˈbaɪˌaʊt/
noun
1.
an act or instance of buying out, especially of buying all or a controlling percentage of the shares in a company.
Origin of buyout
1970-1975
1970-75
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buy out

verb (transitive, adverb)
1.
to purchase the ownership, controlling interest, shares, etc, of (a company, etc)
2.
to gain the release of (a person) from the armed forces by payment of money
3.
to pay (a person) once and for all to give up (property, interest, etc)
noun
4.
the purchase of a company, esp by its former management or staff See also leveraged buyout, management buyout
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