Purchasable Pur"chas*a*ble, a. Capable of being bought, purchased, or obtained for a consideration; hence, venal; corrupt. [1913 Webster]

Money being the counterbalance to all things purchasable by it, as much as you take off from the value of money, so much you add to the price of things exchanged. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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