transact business

See: handle, trade
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The doctor seemed expecially troubled by the fact of the robbery having been unexpected, and attempted in the night-time; as if it were the established custom of gentlemen in the housebreaking way to transact business at noon, and to make an appointment, by post, a day or two previous.
The next day, Wednesday, Monsieur Rabourdin was to transact business with the minister, for he had filled the late La Billardiere's place since the beginning of the latter's illness.
For heaven's sake, don't transact business with him to-day; let me find some means for you to avoid it.
"I will go and tell Rabourdin," added des Lupeaulx, "that you cannot transact business with him till Saturday."
"The minister refused to transact business with Rabourdin to- day; and Monsieur Saillard, to whom the secretary said a few words, came to tell Monsieur Baudoyer to apply for the cross of the Legion of honor,--there is one to be granted, you know, on New-Year's day, to all the heads of divisions.
The native firms laid it down as a rule that they would decline to transact business with any house in the trade which refused to grant them their privilege.
It was the custom of the time, indeed, for merchants to store their goods and transact business in their own dwellings.
I had frequently seen Hunsden in Bigben Close, where he came almost weekly to transact business with Mr.
You confuse me, and how can I transact business if I am confused?
Thank goodness I'm of legal age and able to transact business in my own right.
Under Article 145 of the Revised Corporation Code (RCC), the appointment of a resident agent is a condition to the issuance of a license for a foreign corporation to transact business in the Philippines.
'Members it has been confirmed that we don't have a quorum to transact business and remember it is not automatic that it can be transacted tomorrow, it has to be rescheduled again by the House Business Committee,' Murega said.