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Legal Definition and Related Resources of Offer

Meaning of Offer

A promise or a proposal made by one party to another intending the same to create a legal relationship upon the acceptance thereof by the other party. An offer, in this sense, is an essential ingredient for the formation of a contract . See Contract.

Offer Alternative Definition

The word offer is frequently used by courts and text writers as synonymous with tender, and it may properly be so used with reference to articles capable of manual delivery and actually produced. But with respect to heavy articles of merchandise, situated at a distance from the place to which they must be transported if restored to the vendor, the phrase offer to return is more commonly or aptly applied to express a willingness, or to make a proposal, to rescind the contract and return the goods. 156 111. App. 476.

Financial Definition of Offer

Indicates a willingness to sell at a given price. Related: bid

Legal Definition of Offer

The price at which a person is ready to sell. Opposed to bid, the price at which one is ready to buy. (See: Bid and Asked)

Synonyms of Offer

(Propose), verb

  • bid
  • bring forward
  • hold forth
  • hold out
  • invite
  • lay before
  • make a bid
  • make a proposition
  • make an overture
  • offerre
  • pose
  • proffer
  • profiteri
  • propound
  • put forth
  • put forth for acceptance
  • put forth for consideration
  • put forward
  • put forward for consideration
  • recommend
  • submit
  • suggest
  • urge upon
  • venture

(Tender), verb

  • advance
  • cede
  • extend
  • offer performance
  • pay
  • present
  • present for acceptance
  • produce
  • proffer
  • proffer payment
  • remit
  • render
  • submit
  • tender performance foreign phrases: Praesentare nihilaliud est quampraestodareseuoffere
  • To present is no more than to give or offer forthwith

Related Entries of Offer in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Offer in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Accept, Acceptance, Adduce, Battery, , Bidder, Bilateral Contract, Bribery, Company, Contract, Counter Offer, Dedication, First Right Of Refusal, Listing, Prejudice, Present, Presumption, Proffer, Proposal, Propound, Prospectus, Refuse, , Self-incrimination, Tender.


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Offer in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of offer.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

Offer Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Offer in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: Price at which someone who owns a SECURITY offers to sell it.

Concept of Offer in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Offer: A presentation or proposal for acceptance, in order to form a contract. To be legally binding, an offer must be definite as to price and terms.

Concept of Offer in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Offer: A presentation or proposal for acceptance, in order to form a contract. To be legally binding, an offer must be definite as to price and terms.


Offer in Global Commerce Policy

In this regard, offer is: a country ™s proposal for further liberalization.[1]

Offerin the wold Encyclopedia

For an introductory overview on international trade policy, see this entry.


Notes and References

  1. Dictionary of Trade Policy, “Offer” entry (OAS)

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