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merchant Idioms & Phrases


Commission merchant

  • one who buys or sells goods on commission, as the agent of others, receiving a rate per cent as his compensation.
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Custom of merchants

  • a system or code of customs by which affairs of commerce are regulated.
Webster 1913

grain merchant

  • noun a merchant who deals in food grains
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Hong merchant

  • one of the few Chinese merchants who, previous to the treaty of 1842, formed a guild which had the exclusive privilege of trading with foreigners.
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law merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.
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Law merchant, ∨ Commercial law

  • a system of rules by which trade and commerce are regulated; deduced from the custom of merchants, and regulated by judicial decisions, as also by enactments of legislatures. now in most state superseded by the Uniform Commercial Code
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merchant bank

  • noun a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee
    acquirer.
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Merchant bar, Merchant ironsteel

  • certain common sizes of wrought iron and steel bars.
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merchant marine

  • noun the crew of a merchant vessel
  • noun conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
    merchant marine; cargo ships; shipping.
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Merchant service

  • the mercantile marine of a country. Am. Cyc.
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Merchant ship

  • noun a cargo ship
    freighter; merchantman; bottom.
    • they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms
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  • a ship employed in commerce.
Webster 1913

Merchant tailor

  • a tailor who keeps and sells materials for the garments which he makes.
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merchant vessels

  • noun conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
    merchant marine; cargo ships; shipping.
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merchant-venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    venturer.
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porn merchant

  • noun someone who presents shows or sells writing or pictures that are sexually explicit in violation of the community mores
    pornographer.
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Raff merchant

  • a dealer in lumber and odd refuse. Prov. Eng.
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retail merchant

  • noun a merchant who sells goods at retail
    retailer.
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rug merchant

  • noun a merchant who sells rugs
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salt merchant

  • noun someone who makes or deals in salt
    salter.
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Statute merchant

  • (Eng. Law), a bond of record pursuant to the stat. 13 Edw. I., acknowledged in form prescribed, on which, if not paid at the day, an execution might be awarded against the body, lands, and goods of the debtor, and the obligee might hold the lands until out of the rents and profits of them the debt was satisfied; called also a pocket judgment. It is now fallen into disuse. Tomlins. Bouvier.
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trader ∨ merchant

  • (Eng. Law), a married woman, by the custom of London, engages in business on her own account, inpendently of her husband.
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Wine merchant

  • noun someone who sells wine
    vintner.
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  • a merchant who deals in wines.
Webster 1913