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[dee-ling] /ˈdi lɪŋ/
Usually, dealings. relations; business:
frequent dealings; commercial dealings.
conduct in relations to others; treatment:
honest dealing.
Origin of dealing
1250-1300; Middle English deling. See deal1, -ing1
Related forms
predealing, noun
underdealing, noun Unabridged
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  • He became in a measure dictatorial and high-handed in his dealings with the doctor, and altogether patronizing.

    Claim Number One George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • I try in all my dealings to stick to the straight and narrow path.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Tarn had told me that his next neighbour was the farmer at Sandene, three miles away, and that they had had no dealings together.

    Here and Hereafter Barry Pain
  • They are not to occupy us in our dealings with our brethren.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • Here we have an inspired record of the dealings of God with men.

British Dictionary definitions for dealings


plural noun
(sometimes sing) transactions or business relations
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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