commercial law
commercial law n: the legal rules and principles bearing on commercial transactions and business organizations see also uniform commercial code in the important laws section

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

commercial law
The law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales. In recent years this body of law has been codified in the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which has been almost universally adopted by the U.S. states.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


commercial law
n. The substantive law concerning the purchase and sale of goods and related matters such as the financing of credit, secured transactions, and negotiable instruments. Most commercial law in the United States is set out in the Uniform Commercial Code.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


commercial law
A broad concept that describes the substantive law that governs transactions between business entities, with the exception of maritime transportation of goods (regulated by admiralty and maritime law). Commercial law includes all aspects of business, including advertising and marketing, collections and bankruptcy, banking, contracts, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, and trade in general. It covers both domestic and foreign trade; it also regulates trade between states.

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


commercial law
A broad concept that describes the substantive law that governs transactions between business entities, with the exception of maritime transportation of goods (regulated by admiralty and maritime law). Commercial law includes all aspects of business, including advertising and marketing, collections and bankruptcy, banking, contracts, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, and trade in general. It covers both domestic and foreign trade; it also regulates trade between states.

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

commercial law
n.
   all the law which applies to the rights, relations and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade and sales. In recent years this body of law has been codified in the Uniform Commercial Code, which has been almost universally adopted by the states.
   See also: Uniform Commercial Code

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Commercial law — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Commercial law — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commercial law — ➔ law * * * commercial law UK US noun [U] LAW ► law relating to business, for example, sales, banking, investment, and insurance: »a commercial law practice (= company) …   Financial and business terms

  • Commercial law — Commercial Com*mer cial, a. [Cf. F. commercial.] Of or pertaining to commerce; carrying on or occupied with commerce or trade; mercantile; as, commercial advantages; commercial relations. Princely commercial houses. Macaulay. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • commercial law — noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence • Syn: ↑mercantile law, ↑law merchant • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • commercial law — law applying to business matters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • commercial law —    That part of the law (including statutes, cases and precedents) that encompasses the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade and sales. This body of law is now codified in the Uniform… …   Business law dictionary

  • commercial law — /kəmɜʃəl ˈlɔ / (say kuhmershuhl law) noun the principles and rules drawn chiefly from custom, determining the rights and obligations of commercial transactions …   Australian English dictionary

  • commercial law — A phrase used to designate the whole body of substantive jurisprudence (e.g. Uniform Commercial Code; Truth in Lending Act) applicable to the rights, intercourse, and relations of persons engaged in commerce, trade, or mercantile pursuits. See… …   Black's law dictionary

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