law merchant

  • 1law merchant — n: the commercial rules developed under English common law that influenced modern commercial law and that are referred to as supplementing rules set down in the Uniform Commercial Code and in state codes Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law.… …

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  • 2Law merchant — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3law merchant — n. all the rules and usages originating in the customs of merchants and now applied to dealings in trade and commerce, where not changed by statute; mercantile or commercial law …

    English World dictionary

  • 4Law Merchant — The Law Merchant is a legal system used by merchants in medieval Europe, including England. Rather than being the result of the edict of a final authority, it was evolved based on common usage.OriginsThe Law Merchant, or Lex Mercatoria , was… …

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  • 5law merchant — noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑mercantile law, ↑commercial law • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 6law merchant — A body of commercial law embracing the usages of merchants in different commercial countries, but not resting exclusively on the institutions and local customs of any particular country, consisting of certain principles of equity and usages of… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 7law merchant — the principles and rules, drawn chiefly from custom, determining the rights and obligations of commercial transactions; commercial law. [1615 25] * * * ▪ medieval European law       during the Middle Ages, the body of customary rules and… …

    Universalium

  • 8law-merchant — lawˈ merˈchant noun (obsolete) The customs that have grown up among merchants in reference to mercantile documents and business, commercial law • • • Main Entry: ↑law …

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  • 9law merchant — law′ mer′chant n. bus law the customary principles and rules determining the rights and obligations of commercial transactions …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10law merchant — Body of law governing commercial transactions which had its origin in common law of England regulating merchants. See U.C.C. No. 1 103. See also commercial law mercantile law Uniform Commercial Code …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11law merchant — Body of law governing commercial transactions which had its origin in common law of England regulating merchants. See U.C.C. No. 1 103. See also commercial law mercantile law Uniform Commercial Code …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12law merchant — noun (plural laws merchant) Date: 15th century the legal rules formerly applied to cases arising in commercial transactions …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13merchant — mer·chant / mər chənt/ n: a person who trades in goods esp. of a certain kind and possesses expertise in the area of the goods and the practices of trading in them or who employs others with such expertise a warranty that the goods shall be… …

    Law dictionary

  • 14Law — (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See {Lie} to be… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15Law binding — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16Law book — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17Law calf — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18law calf — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19Law day — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20Law French — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English