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- n. an enterprise connected with commerce
- n. the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
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New York originally New Netherlands had begun primarily as a commercial enterprise launched by the Dutch West India Company in 1623; Maryland had been founded in 1632 in part as a refuge for Catholics; Georgia a century later as a repository for convicts and debtors but also as a buffer between South Carolina and the Spanish settlements in Florida.