- Of good quality and salable, but not necessarily the best. Anno: 21 ALR 368; 46 Am J1st Sales § 149. Being at least of medium quality, of such quality as to bring the average price for goods of a similar kind. 46 Am J1st Sales § 149. The term includes what the law requires. "The Uniform Sales Act carries an implied warranty of merchantable quality. Therefore the defendant's sale to the plaintiff warranted that the kerosene was of the statutory proof." Manning Manufacturing Co. v Hartol Products Corporation (CA2 Vt) 99 F2d 813. One meaning of the term, as applied to the sale of goods, is that the article sold shall be reasonably suitable for the ordinary uses it was manufactured to meet. Giant Mfg. Co. v Yates-American Machine Co. (CA8 Iowa) 111 F2d 360.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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