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noun
an association of business people.
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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board of trade

noun
US and Canadian another name for a chamber of commerce

British Dictionary definitions for board of trade (2 of 2)

Board of Trade

noun
(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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