from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A body of principles and regulations applied to commercial transactions and deriving from the established customs of merchants and traders rather than the jurisprudence of a particular nation or state.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a system of rules by which trade and commerce are regulated; -- deduced from the custom of merchants, and regulated by judicial decisions, as also by enactments of legislatures.

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

  • n. the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence


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