Etymology
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negotiator (n.)

1590s, "businessman" (a sense now obsolete); c. 1600, "one who carries on negotiations, one who treats with others as either principal or agent;" from Latin negotiator "one who carries on business by wholesale," from negotiatus, past participle of negotiari "carry on business, do business" (see negotiation).

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dealership (n.)

"the business of an authorized trader," 1916, from dealer + -ship.

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leisure (adj.)

"free from business, idle, unoccupied," 1660s, from leisure (n.).

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banking (n.)

"the business of a banker," 1735, verbal noun from bank (v.1).

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actuarial (adj.)

"of the business of an actuary," 1853, from actuary + -al (1). Related: Actuarially.

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cc 

also c.c., 1936 as abbreviation of carbon-copy in business correspondence.

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rat-catcher (n.)

"one whose business is the catching of rats, a ratter," 1590s, from rat (n.) + catcher.

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whale (v.1)

"pursue the business of whale-fishing," 1700, from whale (n.). Whale-fishing is attested from 1570s.

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marketing (n.)

1560s, "buying and selling, act of transacting business in a market," verbal noun from market (v.). Meaning "produce bought or sold at a market" is from 1701. The business sense, "process of moving goods from producer to consumer with emphasis on advertising and sales," is attested by 1897.

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railroading (n.)

1841, "business of making or running railways;" 1842, "travel by rail," from railroad (n.).

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