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board of trade

noun
1.
an association of business people.
2.
Board of Trade, (in England) the national ministry that supervises and encourages commerce and industry.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • The board of trade shall have reasonable discretion in establishing the manner in which it complies with the core principles.
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board of trade

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) another name for a chamber of commerce

Board of Trade

noun
1.
(in the United Kingdom) a ministry within the Department of Trade: responsible for the supervision of commerce and the promotion of export trade
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