traffic
traf·fic 1 n often attrib
1 a: import and export trade
b: the business of bartering or buying and selling
c: illegal or disreputable usu. commercial activity
the drug traffic
2 a: the movement (as of vehicles or pedestrians) through an area or along a route
b: the vehicles, pedestrians, ships, or planes moving along a route
c: the information or signals transmitted over a communications system
3 a: the passengers or cargo carried by a transportation system
b: the business of transporting passengers or freight
traffic 2 vb traf·ficked, traf·fick·ing
vi: to carry on traffic
vt
1: to travel over
2: to engage in the trading or bartering of
traf·fick·er n

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

traffic
index business (commerce), commerce, deal, dealings, exchange, trade (commerce), trade

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


traffic
n.
Trade in some commodity; buying, selling, or trading of goods and services, often used regarding trade in illegal commodities such as drugs.
v.
traffic

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

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