Commerce is the exchange of goods and services
, especially on a large scale.
The English-language word ''commerce'' has been derived from the Latin
word ''commercium'', from ''com'' ("together") and ''merx'' ("merchandise").
Historian Peter Watson
and Ramesh Manickam date the history of long-distance commerce
150,000 years ago.
In historic times, the introduction of currency
as a standardized money
facilitated the exchange of goods and services.
s developed in medieval Europe, facilitating financial transactions across national boundaries.
s became a feature of town life, and were regulated by town authorities.
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