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 for To buy the refusal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buy \Buy\ (b[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bought (b[add]t); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Buying (b[imac]"[i^]ng).] [OE. buggen, buggen,
     bien, AS. bycgan, akin to OS. buggean, Goth. bugjan.]
     1. To acquire the ownership of (property) by giving an
        accepted price or consideration therefor, or by agreeing
        to do so; to acquire by the payment of a price or value;
        to purchase; -- opposed to sell.
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              Buy what thou hast no need of, and ere long thou
              wilt sell thy necessaries.            --B. Franklin.
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     2. To acquire or procure by something given or done in
        exchange, literally or figuratively; to get, at a cost or
        sacrifice; to buy pleasure with pain.
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              Buy the truth and sell it not; also wisdom, and
              instruction, and understanding.       --Prov. xxiii.
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     To buy again. See Againbuy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     To buy off.
        (a) To influence to compliance; to cause to bend or yield
            by some consideration; as, to buy off conscience.
        (b) To detach by a consideration given; as, to buy off one
            from a party.
     To buy out
        (a) To buy off, or detach from. --Shak.
        (b) To purchase the share or shares of in a stock, fund,
            or partnership, by which the seller is separated from
            the company, and the purchaser takes his place; as, A
            buys out B.
        (c) To purchase the entire stock in trade and the good
            will of a business.
     To buy in, to purchase stock in any fund or partnership.
     To buy on credit, to purchase, on a promise, in fact or in
        law, to make payment at a future day.
     To buy the refusal (of anything), to give a consideration
        for the right of purchasing, at a fixed price, at a future
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