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repurchase agreement

noun
1.
a contract between a dealer, as a bank, and an investor, whereby the investor purchases securities with the promise that they will be bought back by the dealer on a designated date, for which the investor receives a fixed return.
2.
a contract between a buyer and a seller whereby the seller agrees to repurchase the item sold after a specified length of time or amount of use.
Abbreviation: RP.
Also called repo.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for repurchase-agreement

repurchase agreement

noun
1.
an agreement in which a security or asset is sold and later repurchased at an agreed price to raise ready money Sometimes shortened to repo
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