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Commercial Speech

commercial speech n

: speech (as advertising) that proposes a commercial transaction compare pure speech , symbolic speech NOTE: Commercial speech is entitled to a lesser level of protection under the First Amendment than speech which is an expression of one's thoughts.



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.