Common Carrier

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Definition: Common Carrier


Common Carrier


What is the dictionary definition of Common Carrier?

Dictionary Definition


n. an individual, a company or a public utility (like municipal buses) which is in the regular business of transporting people and/or freight. This is distinguished from a private carrier, which only transports occasionally or as a one-time-only event.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Common Carrier are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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