chamber of commerce


noun

an association, primarily of people in business, to promote the commercial interests of an area. Abbreviation: C of C

Nearby words

  1. chamber,
  2. chamber concert,
  3. chamber counsel,
  4. chamber mug,
  5. chamber music,
  6. chamber of deputies,
  7. chamber of horrors,
  8. chamber of trade,
  9. chamber opera,
  10. chamber orchestra

Origin of chamber of commerce

First recorded in 1780–90

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British Dictionary definitions for chamber of commerce

chamber of commerce

noun

(sometimes capitals) an organization composed mainly of local businessmen to promote, regulate, and protect their interests
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