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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)

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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"We do no appreciate other tradesman doing this to us.
Don't just rely on an estimate - with a formal quote the tradesman is under an obligation to stick to a set price unless something unexpected occurs during the course of the work.
Britain's Top Tradesman, organised by trade retailer Screwfix, is a nationwide search to find the cream of the crop from all forms of trading, including builders, handymen and plumbers who contribute to the UK's homes and businesses.
Within a week of launching in the Middlesbrough area, more than 50 contractors had registered and more than 300 inquiries have been posted by people looking for a tradesman. Now the website is focusing on building up its database of tradesmen in the Tyne & Wear area, which currently stands at around 40 and growing rapidly.
The automaker will use 'Cuda' nameplate for the Plymouth Barracuda and 'Tradesman' name for the new Dodge commercial van.
The instructions also prevented leasing more than one barn for the same tradesman in the location, unless there were extra barns that exceed the applicants' needs, requesting commitment to daily and immediate clearing of the site from all skin and waste complied there, if the buyer is in no need of the same.
VOLKSWAGEN has launched a search for the area's hardest-working 60-year-old tradesman to share the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Transporter commercial vehicle.
The report shows the nation's ideal superstar tradesman would have impeccable manners, take their shoes off at the door, and bring their own tea and coffee.
Ian Wright, former tradesman and England and Arsenal footballing legend, is backing the HSE's new Asbestos: The Hidden Killer national campaign, aimed at educating today's tradesmen about the danger that still exists.
He said: "Trying to get a tradesman for a specific job around the home can be time-consuming, complicated and expensive.
Walsall-based HomeServe, which employs more than 1,400 people in the borough, has launched a new 'one-stop shop' service aimed at taking away the 'yellow pages lottery' when trying to source a tradesman.