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 formspre·deal·ing, nounun·der·deal·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of dealings

  • 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.

  • 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


pl n

(sometimes singular) transactions or business relations
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