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law merchant

noun

Definition of law merchant

plural

laws merchant

  1. :  the legal rules formerly applied to cases arising in commercial transactions



15th Century

First Known Use of law merchant

15th century


Law Dictionary

law merchant

noun

Legal Definition of law merchant

  1. :  the commercial rules developed under English common law that influenced modern commercial law and that are referred to as supplementing rules set down in the Uniform Commercial Code and in state codes




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