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1) n. a business or occupation for profit, particularly in retail or wholesale sales or requiring special mechanical skill. 2) v. to exchange one thing for another, which includes money for goods, goods for goods, and favors for goods or money. (See: trade fixture, trade secret, trademark)

trade

operations of a commercial character involving the provision to customers of goods or services for reward; an adventure in the nature of a trade connotes a single such operation.

TRADE. In its most extensive signification this word includes all sorts of dealings by way of Bale or exchange. In a more limited sense it signifies the dealings in a particular business, as the India trade; by trade is also understood the business of a particular mechanic, hence boys are said to be put apprentices to learn a trade, as the trade of a carpenter, shoemaker, and the like. Bac. Ab. Master and Servant, D 1. Trade differs from art. (q.v.)
     2. It is the policy of the law to encourage trade, and therefore all contracts which restrain the exercise of a man's talents in trade are detrimental to the commonwealth, and therefore void; though he may bind himself not to exercise a trade in a particular place, for, in this last case, as he may pursue it in another place, the commonwealth has the benefit of it. 8 Mass. 223; 9 Mass. 522. Vide Ware R. 257, 260 Com. Dig. h.t.; Vin. Ab. h.t.

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Barclays will present the overall winner of its Trading Places competition with a cheque for pounds 10,000 and the runner-up with pounds 5,000 for their business at a gala dinner on Tuesday, November 30, at The Savoy in London.
I'm very excited about how the business can develop in a few years." Barclays marketing director for local business, John Davis, added: "Trading Places celebrates inspirational people who have struggled through adversity to get their businesses up and running.
Packed with real-life examples, practical advice and a three-step strategy for trading places with your spouse, this book offers not only the whys but the how-tos of empathy.
"This year's national finalists will be competing in three new categories - Triumph over Disability, Success after Unemployment and the Spirit of Inspiration Award - before hoping to be named the 2009 Barclays Trading Places Winner.
In effect, it requires role shifting, trading places. Reverse mentoring first became known because of an experiment at the General Electric Corporation.
Russo eventually turned to producing feature films including "The Rose," which starred Midler in 1979 as a self-destructive rock star, and later "Trading Places" in 1983, which featured Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd.
One JobCentre worker said: "How many civil service jobs would that pounds 250,000 pay for?" And he added: "It is ironic that the event is called 'Trading Places'.
It is not obvious that this constitutes trading places. Neusner and Chilton do not discuss intersections or how these transformations are related - or even unrelated.
Dominic is 29, married, lives in Richmond and runs Trading Places from Sutton, just outside London.
I like an alternative Christmas story, so here are my top three if you fancy a slightly different take on festive films: n Trading Places - One of Eddie Murphy's best comedy performances, he plays a street hustler who trades places with New York yuppie Dan Ackroyd.
The sides discussed provision of trading places in the trading house Guangzhou-Xincheng on favorable terms, as well as possible investment forum in Naryn with participation of Chinese representatives in May 2014.
Best known for: Trading Places. Early life: Born in Los Angeles, California, on November 22, 1958, the daughter of actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.