Definition of CLERK


CLERK

commerce, contract. A person in the employ of a merchant,
who attends only to a part of his business, while the merchant himself superintends
the whole. He differs from a factor in this, that the latter wholly supplies
the place of his principal in respect to the property consigned to him.
Pard. Dr. Com. n. 38, 1 Chit. Pract. 80; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1287.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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