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bride price

  
, wealth  
      n   (in some societies) money, property, or services given by a bridegroom to the kinsmen of his bride in order to establish his rights over the woman  
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bride          [1]  
      n   a woman who has just been or is about to be married  
     (Old English bryd; related to Old Norse bruthr, Gothic bruths daughter-in-law, Old High German brut)  

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bride, Bride, Bride, war bride

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v.
raise a price after agreeing on a lower one
Common real estate term but 'of uncertain origin'. However WW1 Australian soldier's diary records: "Huge rubber gun gazumps were falling all over the town [Watten]..." A weapon?
v.
lower a price at the last minute to secure a sale
the chamber pot meaning is the NOUN. This is the verb.
n.
someone who re-posts a genuine online listing for a book at an inflated price on another website. If someone buys from the bookjacker, he buys the book from the original seller and provides him with the address of the customer. The bookjacker never sees or handles the book, but collects his margin.
[Bus.] Syn. dropshipper.
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