tools of trade


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tools of trade

n. in bankruptcy law, the equipment a person requires in order to pursue his occupation, and is exempt from claims of creditors. They are also generally exempt from attachment by judgment creditors since it is important for a person to earn an income to support the family and pay creditors. (See: bankruptcy)

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In this case, however, the finished study stopped short at the garden gate or wall; there I was to assume command; and though Raffles carried the actual tools of trade of which he alone was master, it was on the understanding that for once I should control and direct their use.
He said that TDAP has envisaged a plan endeavouring to focus on trade expansion in particular regions, using the tried and tested marketing tools of trade delegations and exhibitions.
Team Milburn mother and navigator Nancy also will feel the impact of her family's expanding athletic geography: She and her husband have been transporting their skilled youngsters to sporting sites or traveling to cheer them for the better part of two decades, and this year she can probably add airline reservations to a mapbook as her weekend tools of trade.
Using the Internet to send messages and call for help is part of these journalists' tools of trade.