- Noun: Goods, wares, and commodities commonly bought and sold in trade or market by merchants. All kinds of personal property ordinarily bought and sold in the market. Blackwood v Cutting Packing Co. 76 Cal 212, 18 P 248. Goods or things kept for sale, constantly sold and replaced by another supply. Root Refineries v Gay Oil Co. 171 Ark 129, 284 SW 26, 46 ALR 979; McPartin v Clarkson, 240 Mich 390, 215 NW 338, 54 ALR 1535. For the purposes of customs duties, articles, goods, and wares. 21 Am J2d Cust D § 1. As an entry on a ship's manifest, wares, and chattels of every description, even contraband articles the importation of which is forbidden by law. United States v Sischo, 262 US 165, 67 L Ed 925, 43 S Ct 511. Verb: To trade or traffic in goods and wares ordinarily bought and sold by merchants. Ellis v Commonwealth, 186 Ky 494, 217 SW 368, 11 ALR 1030, 1031. See stock of merchandise.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.