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1 a : the business or work in which one engages regularly
b : an occupation requiring manual or mechanical skill
c : the persons engaged in an occupation
2 : the business of buying and selling or bartering commodities
3 : an act or instance of trading
: an exchange of property usually without use of money
1 : to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods
2 : to give one thing in exchange for another
3 : to engage in selling
1 : to give in exchange for another commodity
: to make an exchange of
2 : to engage in frequent buying and selling of (as stocks or commodities) usually in search of quick profits
adj 1 : of, relating to, or used in trade or in a particular trade or business
: of, composed of, or representing the trades or labor unions
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.