dealing (plural dealings)
- (chiefly in the plural) A business transaction.
- One's manner of acting toward others; behaviour; interactions or relations with others.
- c. 1596–1598 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene iii]:
O father Abram, what these Christians are,
Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect
The thoughts of others! […]