What is ENGROSSING?

In English law. The getting into one’s possession, or buying up, largequantities of corn, or other dead victuals, with intent to sell them again. The totalengrossing of any other commodity, with intent to sell it at an unreasonable price. 4 Bl.Comm. 158, 159. This was a misdemeanor, punishable by fine and imprisonment.Steph. Crim. Law, 95. Now repealed by 7 & 8 Vict. c. 24. 4 Steph. Comm. 291, note.

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