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trade

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)

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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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Although the second-hand policy market is now well developed territory, policyholders must realise that not all endowment plans are tradeable. Yet, in general, if the policy has already run for at least five years and is worth pounds 1,500 the TEP market should be able to arrange a purchaser.
This convertible loan note would have a nine-month maturity, bear a 2% coupon and could be converted at the option of INSIDE Secure, after a two-month lock-up period, into freely tradeable Class B shares with a minimum 10% discount on the volume-weighted average quoted price during the 15 trading days prior to the conversion date.
It will also give one tradeable Contingent Value Right (CVR) for each Abraxis BioScience share, which entitles the holder to future regulatory performance and commercial royalties.
In connection with the private offering of the notes, the company will agree to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") relating to an offer to exchange the notes for publicly tradeable notes having substantially identical terms in accordance with published interpretations of the SEC.
All shares of common stock received upon conversion of debentures (other than those held by affiliates) are freely tradeable.