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.
Hackers are consistently sharpening their tools of trade malware and techniques and use them to break organisations' data vaults.
He said it was critical for public servants to be fully equipped with the tools of trade in order for performance to soar.
The rules do not apply if at least 75% of the individuals personal services income is for producing a result, where the individual supplies all the required tools of trade and is liable for rectifying defects in the work.
We have now made it a must that company tools of trade like cars, laptops, mobile phones and even business cards are made available as best as we could on an employee's first day of work.
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ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Thursday urged the federal government to counter hybrid warfare of western world with new tools of trade to convince the world on its narrative.
He said the law being cited as a barrier has provisions which can be explored to ensure guards get the tools of trade needed for their job.
At the event, 63 young entrepreneurs received a mobilepreneur aid package each consisting of a motorcycle, tools of trade and a chance to attend a basic course on entrepreneurship.
In the context of the tools of trade exception contained in section 283(2) of the Insolvency Act 1986 Mr Wood argued that they were not exempt because the Bankrupt no longer worked with his hands.
They usually use methylated spirits to sterilise some of their tools of trade. This is not a hygienic method to sterilise equipment, as it is not sufficient to kill fungi, bacteria or viruses.
He said that the Ministry of Commerce has equipped the commercial officers with modern tools of trade promotion and trade diplomacy and trade facilitation.