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hire purchase

noun [U] uk   us   UK (abbreviation HP, US installment plan)
a method of paying for something in which the buyer pays part of the cost immediately and then makes small regular payments until the debt is completely paid
Translations of “hire purchase”
in Korean 할부 구입…
in Arabic تَوظيف شِراء…
in Portuguese compra a prazo/no crediário…
in Catalan compra a terminis…
in Japanese 分割払い…
in Italian vendita a rate…
in Chinese (Traditional) 分期付款…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分期付款…
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