commercial agency

commercial agency
An office for the collection of debts for clients; also an agency for gathering credit information

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • commercial agency — Literally, the agency of a commercial agent; a collection agency; in a more refined sense, an agency for the collection of past due accounts arising out of commercial transactions, that is, transactions not involving consumers. 15 Am J2d Collect… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • commercial agency — An office for the collection of debts for clients; also an agency for gathering credit information …   Black's law dictionary

  • commercial agency — a concern that investigates for the benefit of its subscribers the financial standing, reputation, and credit rating of individuals, firms, corporations, or others. [1895 1900, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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