board of trade

board of trade
1. : a board or an organization that regulates, promotes, supervises, or protects commercial or business enterprises or interests: as
a. : a committee of the English privy council formerly appointed to consider matters relating to trade and the colonies
b. : an English administrative department concerned with the government's commercial and industrial policies
c. : an organization or league of businessmen for the protection and promotion of business interests — compare chamber of commerce
2. : a commodities exchange

the Chicago Board of Trade

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1. an association of business people.
2. Board of Trade, (in England) the national ministry that supervises and encourages commerce and industry.
[1770-80]

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Board of Trade noun (Brit)
1. A former government ministry concerned with trade and industry
2. (without caps; N American) a chamber of commerce
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board of trade,
1. an association of businessmen to protect, regulate, and advance their interests.
2. an association of businessmen to provide a free market in commodities, especially grains.
Board of Trade,
the department of the British government concerned with commerce and industry.

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n.
1) another term for chamber of commerce
(also Chicago Board of Trade) the Chicago futures exchange
2) (Board of Trade) a now nominal British government department within the Department of Trade and Industry concerned with commerce and industry

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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