an association of business people.
Board of Trade, (in England) the national ministry that supervises and encourages commerce and industry.
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British Dictionary definitions for board of trade (1 of 2)
US and Canadian another name for a chamber of commerce
British Dictionary definitions for Board of Trade (2 of 2)
(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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