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Merchant

Mer´chant
n.1.One who traffics on a large scale, especially with foreign countries; a trafficker; a trader.
2.A trading vessel; a merchantman.
3.One who keeps a store or shop for the sale of goods; a shopkeeper.
a.1.Of, pertaining to, or employed in, trade or merchandise; as, the merchant service.
Merchant bar
certain common sizes of wrought iron and steel bars.
Merchant service
the mercantile marine of a country.
Merchant ship
a ship employed in commerce.
- Am. Cyc.
Merchant tailor
a tailor who keeps and sells materials for the garments which he makes.
v. i.1.To be a merchant; to trade.
Noun1.Merchantmerchant - a businessperson engaged in retail trade
Synonyms: merchandiser

LAW, MERCHANT. A system of customs acknowledged and taken notice of by all commercial nations; and those customs constitute a part of the general law of the land; and being a part of that law their existence cannot be proved by witnesses, but the judges are bound to take notice of them ex officio. See Beawes' Lex Mercatoria Rediviva; Caines' Lex Mercatoria Americana; Com. Dig. Merchant, D; Chit. Comm. Law; Pardess. Droit Commercial; Collection des Lois Maritimes anterieure au dix hutiŠme siŠcle, par Dupin; Capmany, Costumbres Maritimas; II Consolato del Mare; Us et Coutumes de la Mer; Piantandia, Della Giurisprudenze Maritina Commerciale, Antica e Moderna; Valin, Commentaire sur l'Ordonnance de la Marine, du Mois d'Aout, 1681; Boulay-Paty, Dr. Comm.; Boucher, Institutions au Droit Maritime.

MERCHANT. One whose business it is to buy and sell merchandise; this applies to all persons who habitually trade in merchandise. 1 Watts & S. 469; 2 Salk. 445.
     2. In another sense, it signifies a person who owns ships, and trades, by means of them, with foreign nations, or with the different States of the United States; these are known by the name of shipping merchants. Com. Dig. Merchant, A; Dyer, R. 279 b; Bac. Ab. h.t.
     3. According to an old authority, there are four species of merchants, namely, merchant adventurers, merchant dormant, merchant travellers, and merchant residents. 2 Brownl. 99. Vide, generally, 9 Salk. R. 445; Bac. Ab. h.t.; Com. Dig. h.t.; 1 Bl. Com. 75, 260; 1 Pard. Dr. Com. n. 78

agent, baron, broker, business, businessman, caterer, chandler, commercial, commissariat, commissary, distributor, donor, drummer, forwarder, furnisher, hawker, huckster, importer, industrial, industrialist, jobber, magnate, manciple, marketer, mercantile, merchandiser, merchant prince, middleman, mogul, monger, patron, provider, provisioner, purveyor, quartermaster, regrater, retail, retail dealer, retail merchant, seller, shopkeeper, steward, stock clerk, supplier, sutler, trade, tradesman, tradeswoman, trading, trafficker, tycoon, vendor, victualer, vivandier, wholesale, wholesaler
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