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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
First recorded in 1250-1300, dealing is from the Middle English word deling. See deal1, -ing1
Related forms
predealing, noun
underdealing, noun Unabridged
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  • I try in all my dealings to stick to the straight and narrow path.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • They are not to occupy us in our dealings with our brethren.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • For death is in itself dignified, and demands respect for all with whom he has dealings.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • It was evident that any dealings with this American girl were out of the question.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • The Romans were wise in their dealings with the cities or tribes which they conquered.

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
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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