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commercial speech

noun

Legal Definition of commercial speech

  1. :  speech (as advertising) that proposes a commercial transaction — compare pure speech, symbolic speech

Additional Notes on commercial speech

Commercial speech is entitled to a lesser level of protection under the First Amendment than speech which is an expression of one's thoughts.


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