The government will be the purchaser of GM in the 363 Sale, so they are naturally involved, day-to-day.
To be a purchaser is bad enough; but to be the purveyor thereof—ugh!
The State authority was to be the purchaser, and the occupier was to be the proprietor.
purchaser and vendor simultaneously closed, and then suddenly opened, one of their hands or some of their fingers.
This tax, which should be paid by the purchaser, would produce a very large revenue.
Well raffle it, then, he suggested, still feigning that he believed he would get a purchaser.
We went off to Nancy, where, said he, we should find the purchaser.
He is a purchaser of labor, and like every other purchaser wants to get that commodity at the lowest figure.
I must be assured of a purchaser before I buy from Madame Ypsilante.
The purchaser pays for the property in monthly payments extending over twenty years.
c.1300, from Anglo-French, Old French porchaceor, agent noun from porchacier (see purchase (v.)).
c.1300, "acquire, obtain; get, receive; procure, provide," also "accomplish or bring about; instigate; cause, contrive, plot; recruit, hire," from Anglo-French purchaser "go after," Old French porchacier "search for, procure; purchase; aim at, strive for, pursue eagerly" (11c., Modern French pourchasser), from pur- "forth" (possibly used here as an intensive prefix; see pur-) + Old French chacier "run after, to hunt, chase" (see chase (v.)).
Originally to obtain or receive as due in any way, including through merit or suffering; specific sense of "acquire for money, pay money for, buy" is from mid-14c., though the word continued to be used for "to get by conquest in war, obtain as booty" up to 17c. Related: Purchased; purchasing.
c.1300, purchas, "acquisition, gain;" also, "something acquired or received, a possession; property, goods;" especially "booty, spoil; goods gained by pillage or robbery" (to make purchase was "to seize by robbery"). Also "mercenary soldier, one who fights for booty." From Anglo-French purchace, Old French porchaz "acquisition, gain, profit; seizing, plunder; search pursuit, effort," from Anglo-French purchaser, Old French porchacier (see purchase (v.)).
From early 14c. as "endeavor, effort, exertion; instigation, contrivance;" late 14c. as "act of acquiring, procurement." Meaning "that which is bought" is from 1580s. The sense of "hold or position for advantageously applying power" (1711) is extended from the nautical verb meaning "to haul or draw (especially by mechanical power)," often used in reference to hauling up anchors, attested from 1560s. Wif of purchase (early 14c.) was a term for "concubine."