purchase order

Definition

Written authorization for a supplier to ship products at a specified price, which becomes a legally binding contract once the supplier accepts it.

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The purchase order was verified by the branch manager who stated the needed amount of goods for the new warehouse.

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When my company needed to buy steel to build a new bridge, we sent a purchase order to a steel supplier to make sure we would get what we needed.

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When I was working at the neighborhood store and my boss was on vacation overseas, I was responsible for opening and closing the store, inventory, and doing the purchase order for three months.

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