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DUMB-BIDDING Definition & Legal Meaning

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In sales at auction, when the minimum amount which the ownerwill take for the article is written on a piece of paper, and placed by the owner under acandlestick, or other thing, and it is agreed that no bidding shall avail unless equal tothat, this is called “dumb-bidding.” Bab. Auct. 44.


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