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interstate commerce commission


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The governmental commision charged with making and enforcing regulations concerning interstate commerce.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a former independent federal agency that supervised and set rates for carriers that transported goods and people between states; was terminated in 1995


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  • Hepburn Railway Act of 1906 enlarged the interstate commerce commission; it extended the commission's power over oil pipe lines, express companies, and other interstate carriers; it gave the commission the right to reduce rates found to be unreasonable and discriminatory; it forbade "midnight tariffs," that is, sudden changes in rates favoring certain shippers; and it prohibited common carriers from transporting goods owned by themselves, especially coal, except for their own proper use.

    History of the United States

  • The form shall correspond as nearly as may be to those established by the interstate commerce commission for this type of com - mon carrier and shall provide for the proper certification of the accuracy thereof.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court


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