course of dealing
course of dealing: the conduct of parties to a business deal during past business deals that may be used as a basis for understanding each other's expressions and conduct during the current deal compare course of performance, usage of trade

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

course of dealing
A series of previous acts and conduct between the parties to a transaction that establishes an understanding that subsequent actions and conduct related to the same or similar transactions will be interpreted the same way. See also trade usage

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

course of dealing
Regular trading between two persons over a period of time on the basis of consistent terms of trade which is sufficient for the same terms to be treated as incorporated in a new contract between those persons.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

course of dealing
n. The pattern of conduct during previous transactions between the parties of a more recent transaction from which a dispute has arisen. To resolve the dispute, the courts will look to that pattern to determine how the transaction in dispute was intended to be carried out.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

course of dealing
A clearly recognizable pattern of previous conduct between parties to a business transaction.

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

course of dealing
A clearly recognizable pattern of previous conduct between parties to a business transaction.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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