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MERCHANT Definition & Legal Meaning

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A man who traffics or carries on trade with foreign countries, or who exports and imports goods and sells them by wholesale. Webster. Merchants of this de- scription are commonly known by the name of “shipping merchants.” A trader; one who. as a business, buys and sells wares and merchandise. See White v. Com., 78 Va. 485; Rosenbaum v. Newborn, 118 N. C. 83. 24 S. E. 1, 32 L. R. A. 123; Galveston County v. Gorham, 49 Tex. 285; In re Cameron, etc., Ins. Co. (D. C.) 90 Fed. 757; State v. Smith, 5 Humph. (Tenn.) 395; U. S. v. Wong Ah Gah


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