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commerce clause

noun, often cap both Cs

Legal Definition of commerce clause

  1. :  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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