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 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

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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