consumer
con·sum·er n: one that utilizes economic goods; specif: an individual who purchases goods for personal use as distinguished from commercial use

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

consumer
I noun buyer, buyer of labor, client, clientele, coemptor, customer, emptor, leaser, lessee, obtainer, patron, procurer, purchaser, purchaser of goods, shopper, transferee, vendee associated concepts: consumer action, consumer credit, consumer fraud, consumers sales tax, ultimate consumer II index client, customer, patron (regular customer)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


consumer
A consumer is one who deals other than in the course of business and the contract involves goods of a type ordinarily supplied privately.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


consumer
n.
A person who buys goods and services and consumes or uses them.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


consumer
normally (but not always) a customer who buys for personal use and not business purposes and who is accordingly treated differently in the law.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


consumer
This term has different meanings under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA) and the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (as amended) (SGA) on the one hand, and under the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (Unfair Terms Regulations) on the other:
• Under UCTA and the SGA, it is defined in the context of dealing as a consumer (section 12, UCTA) and in the context of a consumer sale (Schedule 1, SGA). It comprises three elements:
- not making a contract in the course of a business;
- other party making a contract in the course of a business;
- goods being supplied of a type ordinarily supplied for private use or consumption.
• Under the Unfair Terms Regulations, a consumer is a natural person (so a company cannot be a consumer) who, in entering into a contract to which the regulations apply, is acting for purposes which are outside his business (so if goods are supplied only for the business purposes of the buyer, the buyer will not be a consumer).
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This term has a different meaning depending on the context in which it is used:
• Under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977  (UCTA) and the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (SGA), it is defined in the context of dealing as a consumer (section 12, UCTA) and in the context of a consumer sale (Schedule 1, SGA). It comprises three elements:
• not making a contract in the course of a business;
• other party making a contract in the course of a business;
goods being supplied of a type ordinarily supplied for private use or consumption.
• Under the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, a consumer is a natural person (so a company cannot be a consumer) who, in entering into a contract to which the regulations apply, is acting for purposes which are outside his business (so if goods are supplied only for the business purposes of the buyer, the buyer will not be a consumer).
• In the context of financial services, the glossary to the FSA Handbook sets out the full definition of this term. When considering this term in the context of financial services, reference should be made to the FSA Handbook glossary definition of consumer

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


consumer
n. One who purchases or leases goods or services for his or her own personal, family, household, or other nonbusiness use.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


consumer
An individual who purchases and uses products and services in contradistinction to manufacturers who produce the goods or services and wholesalers or retailers who distribute and sell them. A member of the general category of persons who are protected by state and federal laws regulating price policies, financing practices, quality of goods and services, credit reporting, debt collection, and other trade practices of U.S. commerce. A purchaser of a product or service who has a legal right to enforce any implied or express warranties pertaining to the item against the manufacturer who has introduced the goods or services into the marketplace or the seller who has made them a term of the sale.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


consumer
An individual who purchases and uses products and services in contradistinction to manufacturers who produce the goods or services and wholesalers or retailers who distribute and sell them. A member of the general category of persons who are protected by state and federal laws regulating price policies, financing practices, quality of goods and services, credit reporting, debt collection, and other trade practices of U.S. commerce. A purchaser of a product or service who has a legal right to enforce any implied or express warranties pertaining to the item against the manufacturer who has introduced the goods or services into the marketplace or the seller who has made them a term of the sale.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • consumer — [ kɔ̃syme ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • v. 1120; lat. consumere « détruire » → consommer 1 ♦ (XIIe) Littér. Épuiser complètement les forces de (qqn). ⇒ abattre, épuiser, fatiguer, miner, ronger, user. La passion, le chagrin le consume. ♢ (XVIIe) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • consumer — con‧sum‧er [kənˈsjuːmə ǁ ˈsuːmər] noun [countable] 1. MARKETING a person who buys goods, products, and services for their own use, not for business use or to resell: • Demand for autos is increasing as consumers feel more confident about the… …   Financial and business terms

  • consumer — Consumer, et user, Absumere, Consumere, Prodigere. Consumer tout à fait, Abuti. Consumer les biens d autruy, Comedere aliquem. Consumer en frottant, Atterere. Le soing me consume et gaste, Coquit me cura. Consumer et user à force de frotter,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • consumer — CONSUMER. v. a. Détruire, user, réduire à rien. Le feu consuma tout ce grand édifice en deux heures de temps. La victime fut consumée par le feu. Le temps consume toutes choses. Il consume tout son bien en débauches. Il a consumé son patrimoine.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • consumer — early 15c., one who squanders or wastes, agent noun from CONSUME (Cf. consume). In economic sense, one who uses up goods or articles (opposite of producer) from 1745. Consumer goods is attested from 1890. In U.S., consumer price index calculated… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Consumer — Con*sum er (k[o^]n*s[=u]m [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, consumes; as, the consumer of food. [1913 Webster] 2. (Econ.) the person or organization that uses some item of commerce or service in its own acitities, as opposed to reselling the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consumer — CONSUMER. v. a. User, dissiper, destruire, reduire à rien. Le feu consuma tout ce grand édifice en deux heures de temps. la victime fut consumée par le feu. le temps consume toutes choses. il consume tout son bien en desbauches. il a consumé son… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • consumer — /konˈsumər, ingl. kənˈsjuːmə(r)/ [dal v. ingl. to consume «consumare»] A s. m. e f. inv. consumatore B agg. inv. (nel marketing) privato CONTR. business, business to business …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • consumer — [n] person who buys merchandise, services buyer, customer, end user, enjoyer, purchaser, shopper, user; concept 348 Ant. marketer, merchandiser …   New thesaurus

  • consumer — ► NOUN ▪ a person who buys a product or service for personal use …   English terms dictionary

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