commerce


commerce
A term of broader significance than trade. 36 Am J1st Monop etc. § 157; buying and selling, traffic, intercourse for the purpose of trade, comprising every species of commercial intercourse. 15 Am J2d Com § 2; including the purchase, sale, exchanging, leasing, and distribution of commodities. Bindcrup v Pathe Exchange, 263 US 291, 68 L Ed 308, 44 S Ct 96; navigation and the transit of persons and property into the ports of the United States, navigation and the transit of persons and property. Mobile County v Kimball, 102 US 702, 26 I. Ed 241; the transportation of persons and property as a business. Guinness v King County, 32 Wash 2d 503, 202 P2d 737, 6 ALR2d 1361; as the term appears in the Fair Labor Standards Act: -trade, commerce, transportation, transmission, or communication among the several states or between any state and any place outside thereof. 29 USC § 203(6); 31 Am J Rev ed Lab § 642. The original definition of commerce connoting the exchange of merchandise on a large scale between different places or communities has been greatly enlarged, but the term still suggests that the transaction must be something other than trivial or incidental to a person's real purpose. Chauncey v Kinnaird (Ky) 279 SW2d 27, 51 ALR2d 1190. See foreign commerce; interstate commerce.

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