board of trade


noun

an association of business people.
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 (1 of 2)

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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