Sale, n. [Icel. sala, sal, akin to E. sell. See Sell, v. t.] 1. The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in money.
2. Opportunity of selling; demand; market.
They shall have ready sale for them.Spenser.
3. Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction.
Sir W. Temple.
Bill of sale. See under Bill. --
For sale, to be bought or sold; offered to purchasers; in the market. --
To set to sale, to offer for sale; to put up for purchase; to make merchandise of.
Sale"a*bly, adv., etc. See Salable, Salably, etc.
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