hire purchase Definition in British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "hire purchase" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

hire purchasenoun [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…
(Definition of hire purchase from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hire purchase?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “hire purchase”

Definitions of “hire purchase” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More