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law merchant

noun
1.
the principles and rules, drawn chiefly from custom, determining the rights and obligations of commercial transactions; commercial law.
Origin of law merchant
1615-1625
1615-25
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law merchant

noun
1.
(mercantile law) the body of rules and principles determining the rights and obligations of the parties to commercial transactions; commercial law
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