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board of trade

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noun
  1. an association of business people.
  2. Board of Trade, (in England) the national ministry that supervises and encourages commerce and industry.
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Origin of board of trade

First recorded in 1770–80
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British Dictionary definitions for board of trade

board of trade

noun
  1. US and Canadian another name for a chamber of commerce
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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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