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Definition of Barter

Barter

  1. To traffic or trade, by exchanging one commodity for another, in distinction from a sale and purchase, in which money is paid for the commodities transferred; to truck.
  2. To trade or exchange in the way of barter; to exchange (frequently for an unworthy consideration); to traffic; to truck; -- sometimes followed by away; as, to barter away goods or honor.
  3. The act or practice of trafficking by exchange of commodities; an exchange of goods.
  4. The thing given in exchange.

Barter Quotations

Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.
W. H. Auden

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
Edmund Burke

If my love is without sacrifice, it is selfish. Such a love is barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It is conditional love.
Sadhu Vaswani

The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
Adam Smith

It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own.
James Otis
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Barter Translations

barter in French is troc
barter in Norwegian is byttehandel
barter in Spanish is trueque
barter in Swedish is schackra bort
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