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BARTER Definition & Legal Meaning

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A contract by which parties exchange goods or commodities for other eoods. It differs from sale, In this: that in the latter transaction goods or property are always exchanged for money. Guerreiro r. Peile, 3 Barn. & Aid. 617; Cooper v. State, 37 Ark. 418; Meyer v. Rousseau, 47 Ark. 460, 2 S. W. 112. This term 1s not applied to contracts concerning land, but to such only as relate to goods and chattels. Barter is a contract by which the parties exchange goods. Speigle v. Meredith, 4 Biss. 123, Fed. Cas. No. 13,- 227.


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