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English definition of “sale by sample”

sale by sample

noun [C or U]     (plural sales by sample)
COMMERCE, LAW a sale in which the buyer sees one of the products being sold, and buys a number of them on the condition that they are of the same quality as that one: Usually a sale by sample is implied when a sample is shown and both parties intend that the goods should be of the same kind and quality as the sample is.
(Definition of sale by sample noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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