private treaty

a property sale based on terms resulting from a conference between buyer and seller.

1855–60 Unabridged
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private treaty
a sale of property for a price agreed directly between seller and buyer

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Example sentences
Finally, private treaty sales may be used in determining appraisal values.
Back then livestock was sold by what's called private treaty.
In-state private treaty sales are permitted under the mandatory program.
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