Definitions

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  • n. The act of vending or selling; sale.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of vending, or selling; sale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of selling; sale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of selling goods for a living

Etymologies

Latin venditio: compare French vendition. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sundays -- were the voice and hammer of Mr Evans heard with equal efficacy in the dining-room of the late Duke, which had been appropriated to the vendition of the books; and within that same space (some thirty-five feet by twenty) were such deeds of valour performed, and such feats of book-heroism achieved, as had never been previously beheld, and of which the like will probably never be seen again.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • It is to be had in every parish of the kingdom, and a pretty large quantity is consumed in the metropolis, where several taverns are set apart solely for the vendition of this liquor, the masters never dealing in any other.

    The Works of Henry Fielding, Volume Six: Miscellanies

  • Actually, Nihon belike has a aggregation of filthy lowercase secrets (the info of ground they hit so some robots, the info of ground it's thoughtful OK to delude utilised underclothing in vendition machines), but

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  • I do not, however, grieve much -- indeed, to state the precise truth, I do not grieve at all -- at the dismantling of Strawberry Hill, or at the sale of the Roxburghe library; but at the vendition of Samuel Johnson's dusty and dearly loved books (they were sold by Mr. Christie, "at his Great

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864

Comments

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  • I have never come across this word before! It can't be that commonly used.

    August 12, 2007

  • Yep, it's in a bunch of dictionaries, arby. Like render, rendition.

    August 1, 2007

  • That is totally bizarre!

    August 1, 2007

  • It is real--from OED--funny, huh?

    August 1, 2007

  • Is this a real word or did you make it up? C'mon, you can admit it, you're among friends here. - too lazy to look it up

    August 1, 2007

  • the act of vending; sale

    August 1, 2007