course of business

See: custom
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"Oh, we should have that in the ordinary course of business. The legal formalities would take them some little time.
This functionary, being, of course, well used to such scenes; looking upon all kinds of robbery, from petty larceny up to housebreaking or ventures on the highway, as matters in the regular course of business; and regarding the perpetrators in the light of so many customers coming to be served at the wholesale and retail shop of criminal law where he stood behind the counter; received Mr Brass's statement of facts with about as much interest and surprise, as an undertaker might evince if required to listen to a circumstantial account of the last illness of a person whom he was called in to wait upon professionally; and took Kit into custody with a decent indifference.
"The other is that it has been engineered by Moriarty in the ordinary course of business. Was there any robbery?"
Unsaleable in the ordinary course of business on account of its noble proportions, it had been ceded to the Professor for a few pence by a marine dealer in the east of London.
Now, if anything were to happen to me in the ordinary course of business, by the time my debts are paid there would be nothing left to support my son Harry whilst he was getting in the way of earning a living, whereas now he will be set up for five years.
Newman had once spent a morning, in the course of business, at Mr.
Ralph would have walked into any poverty-stricken debtor's house, and pointed him out to a bailiff, though in attendance upon a young child's death-bed, without the smallest concern, because it would have been a matter quite in the ordinary course of business, and the man would have been an offender against his only code of morality.
It does not intend to draw on the Credit Facility in the ordinary course of business as its current liquidity profile provides sufficient liquidity and funding for its business activities.
The Reporting Person acquired the shares for investment purposes in the ordinary course of business, and not with the purpose nor with the effect of changing or influencing the control or management of the Issuer.
Robin Allen said the request at an Ashers branch in Belfast was within the firm's ordinary course of business, but was refused on grounds of religious conscience.
Hong Kong Customs has successfully prosecuted a private education centre for wrongly accepting payment in the course of business under the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO).
A creditor's preference defenses include the ordinary course of business defense set forth in Section 547(c) (2).