instalment plan

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installment plan or (esp Canadian) instalment plan
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): hire-purchase a system for purchasing merchandise, such as cars or furniture, in which the buyer takes possession of the merchandise on payment of a deposit and completes the purchase by paying a series of regular instalments while the seller retains ownership until the final instalment is paid
 
instalment plan or (esp Canadian) instalment plan
 
n

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