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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Commerce

COMMERCE, noun

1. In a general sense, an interchange or mutual change of goods, wares, productions, or property of any kind, between nations or individuals, either by barter, or by purchase and sale; trade; traffick. commerce is foreign or inland. Foreign commerce is the trade which one nation carries on with another; inland commerce or inland trade, is the trade in the exchange of commodities between citizens of the same nation or state. Active commerce

2. Intercourse between individuals; interchange of work, business, civilities or amusements; mutual dealings in common life.

3. Familiar intercourse between the sexes.

4. Interchange; reciprocal communications; as, there is a vast commerce of ideas.

COMMERCE, verb intransitive

1. To traffick; to carry on trade.

2. To hold intercourse with.

And looks commercing with the skies.