Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "commercial enterprise" [commercial enterprise]

  • An enterprise connected with commerce (noun)
  • The activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "commercial enterprise" in a sentence
  • "New York originally New Netherlands had begun primarily as a commercial enterprise launched by the Dutch West India Company in 1623; Maryland had been founded in 1632 in part as a refuge for Catholics; Georgia a century later as a repository for convicts and debtors but also as a buffer between South Carolina and the Spanish settlements in Florida."