Engrossing Law and Legal Definition

Engrossing is a type of marketing offence in English common law. The term was used to describe unacceptable method of influencing the market by creating a local monopoly for a certain good, usually food. It involves the getting into one’s possession, or buying up, large quantities of corn, or other dead victuals, with intent to sell them again. The act must be injurious to the public, by putting it in the power of one or two rich men to raise the price of provisions at their own discretion. The term is now obsolete.