car·ri·er n
1: an individual or entity engaged in transporting passengers or goods for hire by land, water, or air; specif: common carrier
2: an insurer that assumes the risks of a policy that it issues to a policyholder

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

I noun conveyor, dispatcher, express shipper, ferrier, shipper, steamship company, transferor, transport company associated concepts: air carriers, baggage, carrier by air, carrier engaged in interstate commerce, carrier for hire, carrier of goods, carrier of passengers, carrier's lien, common carriers, forwarding carriers, initial carriers, motor vehicle carrier, operating carriers, private carriers, public carriers, railroad carriers II index bearer

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A person or business that transports people or goods for a fee.

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


Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

Any business that transports property or people by any means of conveyance (truck, auto, taxi, bus, airplane, railroad, ship) for a charge. There are two types of carriers: common carrier (in the regular business of providing transport) and a private carrier (a party not in the business, but agrees to make a delivery or carry a passenger in a specific instance).
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. A person or commercial enterprise (such as an airline) in the business of transporting people or goods.
@ common carrier
A carrier who is legally required to accept all business from the public, so long as the approved fee for the transport of passengers or freight is paid.
=>> carrier.
@ private carrier
A carrier who is not legally required to accept business from the public, but who is hired in particular cases to deliver passengers or goods.
=>> carrier.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   in general, any person or business which transports property or people by any means of conveyance (truck, auto, taxi, bus, airplane, railroad, ship), almost always for a charge. The carrier is the transportation system and not the owner or operator of the system. There are two types of carriers: common carrier (in the regular business or a public utility of transportation) and a private carrier (a party not in the business, which agrees to make a delivery or carry a passenger in a specific instance). Common carriers are regulated by states and by the Interstate Commerce Commission if they cross state lines.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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