The FindLaw Legal Dictionary -- free access to over 8260 definitions of legal terms. Search for a definition or browse our legal glossaries.
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.