dealings


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dealings

noun actions, activities, acts, affairs, barter, business, business intercourse, business transsction, buying and selling, commerce, commercial enterrrise, commercial intercourse, contracts, deals, deeds, doings, exchange, executions, intercourse, manner of conduct, method of business, practice, relations, trade, traffic, transactions, understandings, undertakings
Associated concepts: commercial dealings, continuous deallngs, direct dealings, mutual dealings, unfair dealings
Foreign phrases: Scire debes cum quo contrahis.You ought to know with whom you are dealing.
See also: association, business, commerce, conduct, contact, overt act

DEALINGS. Traffic, trade; the transaction of business between two or more persons.
     2. The English statute 6 Geo. IV. c. 16, s. 81, declares all dealings with a bankrupt, within a certain time immediately before his bankruptcy, to be void. It has been held, under this statute, that payments were included under the term "dealings." M. & M. 137; 3 Car. & P. 85; S. C. 14 Eng. C. L. R. 219.

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The man who was with Caderousse was evidently a stranger to the South of France; he was one of those merchants who come to sell jewellery at the Beaucaire fair, and who during the month the fair lasts, and during which there is so great an influx of merchants and customers from all parts of Europe, often have dealings to the amount of 100,000 to 150,000 francs.
Furs and skins were casually collected by the country traders in their dealings with the Indians or the white hunters, but the main supply was derived from Canada.
And it was just that which had most disconcerted me in my dealings with him.
On the third afternoon, Aynesworth met on the stairs a young broker, whom he had come across once or twice during his earlier dealings in the shares.
They struck him as soft--soft physically; yet he divined them hard in their dealings, but hard under an exterior of supple softness.
Mercury presented himself, and striking the Philosopher with his wand, said, "And are you indeed to make yourself a judge of the dealings of Providence, who hast thyself in a similar manner treated these poor Ants?
It supplies the names of the earliest Saxon leaders, Hengist and Horsa (who also figure in the 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle'), and narrates at length their treacherous dealings with Vortigern.
Mr Pope, however, very luckily found them in the said play, and, laying violent hands on his own property, transferred it back again into his own works; and, for a further punishment, imprisoned the said Moore in the loathsome dungeon of the Dunciad, where his unhappy memory now remains, and eternally will remain, as a proper punishment for such his unjust dealings in the poetical trade.
You have never considered moral rights in your dealings with others.
Or, if you prefer, since we seem to be dealing with impossibles, we might turn about and more truly define her as The Woman of Whom We are Worthy, for who dare say that she exists?
Besides this, one cannot by fair dealing, and without injury to others, satisfy the nobles, but you can satisfy the people, for their object is more righteous than that of the nobles, the latter wishing to oppress, while the former only desire not to be oppressed.
We spoke, moreover, of the category of position when we were dealing with that of relation, and stated that such terms derived their names from those of the corresponding attitudes.