the principles and rules, drawn chiefly from custom, determining the rights and obligations of commercial transactions; commercial law.
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Origin of law merchant
First recorded in1615–25
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The law-merchant would experience no difficulty in adjusting a matter of this sort.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for law merchant
mercantile law the body of rules and principles determining the rights and obligations of the parties to commercial transactions; commercial law
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