Barter Bar"ter (b[aum]r"t[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bartered} (b[aum]r"t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bartering}.] [OE. bartren, OF. barater, bareter, to cheat, exchange, perh. fr. Gr. pra`ttein to do, deal (well or ill), use practices or tricks, or perh. fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. brath treachery, W. brad. Cf. {Barrator}.] To traffic or trade, by exchanging one commodity for another, in distinction from a sale and purchase, in which money is paid for the commodities transferred; to truck. [1913 Webster]

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