Definition of hire purchase in English:

hire purchase

Syllabification: hire pur·chase

noun

British term for installment plan.
More example sentences
  • Taking out an unsecured personal loan or hire purchase are the two traditional ways of funding a new car purchase.
  • This represents Britain's credit card, hire purchase and loan companies, which between them control about one third of British consumer debt.
  • This is typically offered when a consumer borrows: be it mortgage, a personal or car loan, hire purchase agreement or credit card.

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