precommercial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ commercial

Adjective[edit]

precommercial (not comparable)

  1. Prior to commerce.
    • 2008, Gregory S. Alexander, Commodity & Propriety (page 65)
      Precommercial societies at first lacked any concept of ownership at all, and when a concept of ownership did develop it was predominantly communal.