Middle English Dictionary Entry

achāt n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) The act of buying, a purchase; (b) comune ~ [transl. L coemptio], a purchase made under (unfair) conditions imposed by a ruler; (c) fig. redemption.
Things purchased, esp. provisions for a household; -- usu. pl.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1425 Siege Jerus.(1) (Hnt HM 128)1305 : Acade [now corsed be he..þat þe cate [vrr. achat, akate] made..To sille so precyous a prince for penyes so fewe].
  • Note: New spelling
    Note: New sense: act of selling, transaction, bargain.