hire-purchase


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hire-purchase

n
(Commerce)
a. a system for purchasing merchandise, such as cars or furniture, in which the buyer takes possession of the merchandise on payment of a deposit and completes the purchase by paying a series of regular instalments while the seller retains ownership until the final instalment is paid
b. (as modifier): hire-purchase legislation.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hire-purchase - installment plan; "we bought a car on the never-never"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
installment buying, installment plan, time plan - a system for paying for goods by installments
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Translations

hire-purchase

n (Brit) → Ratenkauf m, → Teilzahlungskauf m; on hire-purchaseauf Raten or Teilzahlung; hire-purchase agreementTeilzahlungs(kauf)vertrag m
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hire-purchase

[ˌhaɪəˈpɜːtʃɪs] n (Brit) → acquisto (or vendita) a rate
to buy sth on hire-purchase → comprare qc a rate
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hire

(ˈhaiə) verb
1. (often with from) to get the use of by paying money. He's hiring a car (from us) for the week.
2. (often with out) to give (someone) the use of in exchange for money. Will you hire me your boat for the week-end?; Does this firm hire out cars?
3. (especially American) to employ (a workman etc). They have hired a team of labourers to dig the road.
noun
(money paid for) hiring. Is this hall for hire?; How much is the hire of the hall?; We don't own this crane – it's on hire.
ˈhirer noun
ˌhire-ˈpurchase noun
(also abbreviated to HP (eitʃˈpiː) ) a way of buying an article by paying the price in several weekly or monthly parts. I got this television on hire-purchase; (also adjective) a hire-purchase agreement.
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References in classic literature ?
The hire-purchase system bridged a financial gap, and one bright and memorable Sunday morning he wheeled his new possession through the shop into the road, got on to it with the advice and assistance of Grubb, and teuf-teuffed off into the haze of the traffic-tortured high road, to add himself as one more voluntary public danger to the amenities of the south of England.
Net hire-purchase assets grew 34 per cent to AED 1.768 billion ($481 mn) from AED 1.317 billion($358 mn).
The invention of which product by Isaac Singer in 1852 led to the creation of the concept of hire-purchase? 2.
South Africa's Day of Goodwill is equivalent hire-purchase? to which UK bank holiday?
The scheme will include zero percent APR hire-purchase on a two-year hire purchase contract, three year hire purchase with APR's from 4.3 percent, four year hire purchase with APR's from 6.9 percent and a continuation of the current 7.9 percent solutions package.
WITH hire-purchase debt spiralling and used values crumbling, dodgy car owners are using insurance fraud to make a few quid.