merchant

  

Definition

Wholesaler or retailer who may buy goods from any or all sources for resale to anyone and everyone for profit. In law, a merchant is held to a higher standard of duty of care than a non-merchant because he or she is deemed to have expert knowledge about the goods he or she deals in.

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  • There was a special setup the merchant used to facilitate our transaction, I was pleased with the overall consuming experience.

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  • Michigan Avenue boasts some of the best shopping in the Midwest, with scores of merchants selling anything from sneakers to strings of pearls, Chinese screens, and sausage-on-a-stick.

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  • There is a merchant downtown who buys people's old gold jewelry and then melts it down to just sell as raw gold.

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