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Commerce meaning

commerce - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade ( including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
  2. 2. The exchange or buying and selling of commodities; esp. the exchange of merchandise, on a large scale, between different places or communities; extended trade or traffic.
  3. 3. A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.
  4. 4. To carry on trade; to traffic.
  5. 5. As defined by the Lanham Act, trade that the federal government is authorized to regulate. To qualify for federal trademark protection and registration, a mark must have first been used in commerce. In practice, this means that a product or service must be sold outside of the state in which it originates, be advertised out of state or cater to travelers, such as a hotel, before it can qualify for trademark protection.
  6. 6. Interchange of commodities; traffic; intercourse.

commerce - examples of usage

  1. Commerce never attracted me. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Thus commerce acts upon agriculture. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. In England we have at length learned the wisdom of leaving commerce free. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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