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.
The targets is business people who contribute largely to the country's economy use pick-ups to transport their tools of trade like agricultural produce, construction industries et al to the markets.
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.