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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commodity  \Com*mod"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Commodities}.  [F. 
  commodit['e],  fr  L.  commoditas  See  {Commode}.] 
  1.  Convenience;  accommodation;  profit;  benefit;  advantage; 
  interest;  commodiousness.  [Obs.] 
 
  Drawn  by  the  commodity  of  a  footpath.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  Men  may  seek  their  own  commodity,  yet  if  this  were 
  done  with  injury  to  others  it  was  not  to  be 
  suffered.  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  That  which  affords  convenience,  advantage,  or  profit, 
  especially  in  commerce,  including  everything  movable  that 
  is  bought  and  sold  (except  animals),  --  goods,  wares, 
  merchandise,  produce  of  land  and  manufactures,  etc 
 
  3.  A  parcel  or  quantity  of  goods.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  commodity  of  brown  paper  and  old  ginger.  --Shak. 




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