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  1. An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which one party binds himself to transfer the right to some property for a consideration, and the other party binds himself to receive the property and pay the consideration.
A contract is a bargain that is legally binding. --w:Wharton.
  1. An agreement or stipulation; mutual pledge.
And whon your honors mean to solemnize The bargain of your faith. --w:Shak.
  1. A purchase; also ( when not qualified), a gainful transaction; an advantageous purchase; as, to buy a thing at a bargain.
  2. The thing stipulated or purchased; also, anything bought cheap.
She was too fond of her most filthy bargain. --w:Shak.
::{Bargain and sale} (Law), a species of conveyance, by which the bargainor contracts to convey the lands to the bargainee, and becomes by such contract a trustee for and seized to the use of the bargainee. The statute then completes the purchase; i. e., the bargain vests the use, and the statute vests the possession. --w:Blackstone.
::{Into the bargain}, over and above what is stipulated;besides.
::{To sell bargains}, to make saucy (usually indelicate) repartees. Obs. --w:Swift.
::{To strike a bargain}, to reach or ratify an agreement. ``A bargain was struck.'' --Macaulay.
  • Spanish: trato (1,2), ganga (3,4)
verb (bargains, bargaining, bargained)
  1. (intransitive) To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; -- followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a farmer for a cow.
So worthless peasants for their wives. --w:Shak.
  1. (transitive) To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another.

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