stifling bids

stifling bids
Acts or statements intended to prevent bidding at an auction. 30A Am J Rev ed Jud S § 98. Any conduct, artifice, agreement, or combination, which prevents open, free, and competitive bidding at an auction. 7 Am J2d Auct § 28. See chilling bids.

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