commerce clause

noun

often capitalized both Cs
: a clause in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution that empowers Congress to regulate interstate commerce and commerce with foreign countries and that forms the constitutional basis for much federal regulation

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“Commerce clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/commerce%20clause. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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