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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Traffic  \Traf"fic\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Trafficked};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Trafficking}.]  [F.  trafiquer  cf  It  trafficare  Sp 
  traficar  trafagar,  Pg  traficar  trafegar  trafeguear  LL 
  traficare  of  uncertain  origin,  perhaps  fr  L.  trans  across 
  over  +  -ficare  to  make  (see  {-fy},  and  cf  G.  ["u]bermachen 
  to  transmit,  send  over  e.  g.,  money,  wares);  or  cf  Pg 
  trasfegar  to  pour  out  from  one  vessel  into  another,  OPg. 
  also  to  traffic,  perhaps  fr  (assumed)  LL  vicare  to 
  exchange,  from  L.  vicis  change  (cf.  {Vicar}).] 
  1.  To  pass  goods  and  commodities  from  one  person  to  another 
  for  an  equivalent  in  goods  or  money;  to  buy  or  sell  goods; 
  to  barter;  to  trade 
  2.  To  trade  meanly  or  mercenarily;  to  bargain. 

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