commerce
com·merce n
1: the exchange or buying and selling of goods, commodities, property, or services esp. on a large scale and involving transportation from place to place: trade (2) see also commerce clause; fair labor standards act in the important laws section
2: the act of engaging in sexual intercourse

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

commerce
I noun interstate commerce, bargaining, barter, bartering, business, business affairs, business deals, business intercourse, business transactions, buying and selling, chaffering, commercial intercourse, commercium, dealing, exchange, fiscal exchange, industry, industry and trade, interchange, interchange of commodities, interchange of goods, intercourse, marketing, mercantile business, mercantile relations, mercantilism, mercatura, merchandising, merchantry, monetary exchange, multilateral trade, negotia, negotiation, private enterprise, production and distribution, reciprocal trade, system of exchanges, trade, trading, traffic, traffic of commodities, transportation of commodities, transportation of goods associated concepts: affect commerce, affect interstate commerce, arising under a law regulating commerce, commerce among the several states, commerce clause, commerce power, commerce with foreign nations, commercial code, commercial paper, industry affecting commerce, international commerce, intrastate commerce, law regulating commerce, navigation and commerce, regulate commerce, restraint of commerce foreign phrases:
- Commerclum jure gentium commune esse debet, et non in monopolium et privatum paucorum quae stum convertendum. — Commerce, by the law of nations, ought to be common, and not converted into monopoly and the private gain of a few persons.
- Jus accrescendi inter mercatores, pro beneficio commercii, locum non habet. — The right of survivorship does not exist between merchants for the benefit of commerce
II index contact (association), deal, dealings, exchange

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


commerce
n.
The exchange, buying, and selling of goods, services, and property; trade and transportation of goods.
adj.
commercial

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


commerce
1) the sale or exchange of commodities, property, or services, typically involving transportation from place to place.
2) As defined by the Lanham Act, trade that the federal government is authorized to regulate, typically trade across interstate lines. To qualify for federal trademark protection and registration, a mark must have first been used in commerce.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law

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

commerce
USA
As a defined term under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), trade, commerce, transportation, transmission or communication among states or between any state and any place outside of that state (29 U.S.C. § 203 (2007)).

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


commerce
n. The exchange of goods, materials, products, and services or the travel of people.
@ foreign commerce
Commerce that involves the transport of goods, materials, products, services, or people across international boundaries.
@ interstate commerce
Commerce that involves the transport of goods, materials, products, services, and people within the United States but across state boundaries.
n. Business, including the sale of goods, conducted across state borders.
@ intrastate commerce
Commerce that completely takes place within the boundaries of a state.
@

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


commerce
The exchange of goods, products, or any type of personal property. Trade and traffic carried on between different peoples or states and its inhabitants, including not only the purchase, sale, and exchange of commodities but also the instrumentalities, agencies, and means by which business is accomplished. The transportation of persons and goods, by air, land, and sea. The exchange of merchandise on a large scale between different places or communities.

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


commerce
The exchange of goods, products, or any type of personal property. Trade and traffic carried on between different peoples or states and its inhabitants, including not only the purchase, sale, and exchange of commodities but also the instrumentalities, agencies, and means by which business is accomplished. The transportation of persons and goods, by air, land, and sea. The exchange of merchandise on a large scale between different places or communities.

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

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