trade usage
trade usage n: usage of trade

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

trade usage
n.
A practice or custom accepted by the practitioners of a particular trade that they have every reason to expect to be followed by other practitioners of that trade in a particular transaction; the accepted meaning of a particular word or phrase within a trade. See also course of dealing

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


trade usage

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


trade usage
Any system, custom, or practice of doing business used so commonly in a vocation, field, or place that an expectation arises that it will be observed in a particular transaction.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


trade usage
Any system, custom, or practice of doing business used so commonly in a vocation, field, or place that an expectation arises that it will be observed in a particular transaction.

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