trade 1 n
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; also: an exchange of property usu. without use of money
trade 2 vb trad·ed, trad·ing
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; also: to make an exchange of
2: to engage in frequent buying and selling of (as stocks or commodities) usu. in search of quick profits
trad·able also trade·able adj
trade 3 adj
1: of, relating to, or used in trade or in a particular trade or business
2 also trades: of, composed of, or representing the trades or labor unions

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

I (commerce) noun barter, business, business affairs, business intercourse, buying and selling, commercial enterprise, deal, exchange, exchange of commodities, interchange, marketing, mercantile business, mercantile relations, mercatus, merchandising, merchantry, negotiation, nundination, open market, patronage, purchase, sale, sales, swap, traffic, transaction, truck associated concepts: combination in restraint of trade, hazardous trade, in the ordinary course of trade or business, restraint of trade, stock in trade, unfair trade II (occupation) noun ars, assignment, avocation, berth, business, calling, concern, craft, duty, employment, engagement, function, handicraft, job, line, line of work, livelihood, living, metier, office, position, post, practice, profession, pursuit, situation, specialty, task, vocation III verb bargain, barter, buy, buy and sell, carry on commerce, chaffer, commercari, deal, do business, drive a bargain, exchange, huckster, interchange, mercaturam, merchandise, negotiate, purchase, scorse, sell, shop, traffic, transact associated concepts: combination in restraint of trade, trade acceptance, trade in interstate commerce IV index barter, business (commerce), business (occupation), buy, calling, career, commerce, commercial, deal (noun), deal (verb), dealings, devolve, dicker, employment, exchange, handle (trade), industry (business), interchange, job, labor (work), livelihood, mercantile, occupation (vocation), office, position (business status), practice (professional business), profession (vocation), pursuit (occupation), reciprocate, sale, vend, work (employment)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) Buying and selling goods or services.
(2) An exchange; a one-to-one transfer.
(3) A skilled job, especially one that involves manual work.
(4) A particular kind of business; the people who work in a particular kind of business or profession.
To buy and sell; to exchange. See also commerce

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

This term has multiple meanings:
• In the context of derivatives, a derivatives transaction.
• In the context of securities, the purchase or sale of a security.
See also

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

   1) n. a business or occupation for profit, particularly in retail or wholesale sales or requiring special mechanical skill.
   2) v. to exchange one thing for another, which includes money for goods, goods for goods and favors for goods or money.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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