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SHOP Definition & Legal Meaning

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A building in which goods and merchandise are sold at retail, or where mechanics work, and sometimes keep their products for sale. See State v. Morgan, 98 N. C. 041, 3 S. E. 927; State v. O’Connell, 20 Ind. 267; State v. Sprague, 149 Mo. 409, 50 S. W. 901. Strictly, a shop is a place where goods are sold by retail, and a store a place where goods are deposited; but, in this country, shops for the sale of goods are frequently called “stores.” Com. v. Annis, 15 Gray (Mass.) 197.


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