Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    An exchange of goods.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A contract by which parties exchange goods or commodities for other goods. It differs from sale, in this: that in the latter transaction goods or property are always exchanged for money. Guerreiro v. Peile, 3 Barn. & Aid. 617; Cooper v. State, 37 Ark. 418; Meyer v. Rousseau, 47 Aria 460, 2 S. W. 112. This term is not applied to contracts con-corning land, but to such only as relate to goods and chattels. Barter is a contract by which the parties exchange goods. Speigle v. Meredith, 4 Biss. 123, Fed. Can. No. 13,227.