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]

{Commercial college}, a school for giving instruction in commercial knowledge and business.

{Commercial law}. See under {Law}.

{Commercial note paper}, a small size of writing paper, usually about 5 by 71/2 or 8 inches.

{Commercial paper}, negotiable paper given in due course of business. It includes bills of exchange, promissory notes, bank checks, etc.

{Commercial traveler}, an agent of a wholesale house who travels from town to town to solicit orders.

Syn: See {Mercantile}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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