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FORWARDING MERCHANT, or FORWARDER Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

One who receives and forwards goods,taking upon himself the expenses of transportation, for which he receives a compensationfrom the owners, having no concern in the vessels or wagons by which theyare transported, and no interest in the freight, and not being deemed a commoncarrier, but a mere warehouseman and agent. Story, Bailm.


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