Dictionary.com

law merchant

Save This Word!

noun
the principles and rules, drawn chiefly from custom, determining the rights and obligations of commercial transactions; commercial law.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of law merchant

First recorded in 1615–25

Words nearby law merchant

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use law merchant in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for law merchant

law merchant

noun
mercantile law the body of rules and principles determining the rights and obligations of the parties to commercial transactions; commercial law
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK