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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Commercial \Com*mer"cial\, a. [Cf. F. commercial.] Of or pertaining to commerce; carrying on or occupied with commerce or trade; mercantile; as, commercial advantages; commercial relations. "Princely commercial houses." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Commercial college, a school for giving instruction in commercial knowledge and business. Commercial law. See under Law. Commercial note paper, a small size of writing paper, usually about 5 by 71/2 or 8 inches. Commercial paper, negotiable paper given in due course of business. It includes bills of exchange, promissory notes, bank checks, etc. Commercial traveler, an agent of a wholesale house who travels from town to town to solicit orders. Syn: See Mercantile. [1913 Webster]