dealing

[dee-ling]
noun
1.
Usually, dealings. relations; business: frequent dealings; commercial dealings.
2.
conduct in relations to others; treatment: honest dealing.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English deling. See deal1, -ing1

predealing, noun
underdealing, noun
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dealings (ˈdiːlɪŋz)
 
pl n
(sometimes singular) transactions or business relations

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deal
from O.E. dæl "part, share, quantity," and its verbal derivative dælan "to divide," from P.Gmc. *dailaz; also found in Balto-Slavic (cf. O.C.S. delu "part," Lith. dalis). Meaning "to distribute cards before a game" is from 1520s; business sense is 1837, originally slang. Meaning "an amount"
is from 1560s. New Deal is from F.D. Roosevelt speech of July 1932. Big deal is 1928; ironic use first recorded 1951 in "Catcher in the Rye." To deal with "handle" is attested from mid-15c. Deal breaker is attested by 1975.

deal
"plank or board of pine," c.1400, from Low Ger. (cf. M.L.G. dele), from P.Gmc. *theljon. An O.E. derivative was þelu "hewn wood, board, flooring."
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Example sentences for dealings
His critics labeled his business dealings as shady, hinting at ties to organized crime.
The situation was similar with their dealings with the rus to the north.
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