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[ traf-i-king ]


  1. the practice of dealing or trading in a commodity or service, often an illegal one:

    drug trafficking.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of trafficking1

First recorded in 1530–40; traffic ( def ) + -ing 1( def )

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Example Sentences

I understand that this is human trafficking, but I know that my people have no other option.

In the midst of this religious and political turmoil, drug trafficking thrives.

Now, the recent actions of ISIS and Boko Haram are drawing attention to the role of human trafficking.

Many more illegal migrants face labor trafficking in Europe as they flee the conflict regions of North Africa and the Middle East.

Exploitation of trafficking victims may be most acute in conflict and adjoining regions, but it is not confined to these areas.

What he did say was, "I am putting money into your business to help your trafficking," a different thing altogether.

For usury and lending upon interest were forbidden by the Church, but trafficking was lawful and permitted.

I saw how easy it was to achieve by social trafficking what men spent lifetimes laboriously to acquire.

The trouble with shifting labor disappeared except for the liquor trafficking that always hounds every camp.

Can anything be imagined more horrible than a free nation trafficking in the blood of its co-citizens?


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