Commerce Com*merce" (? or ?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Commerced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commercing}.] [Cf. F. commercer, fr. LL. commerciare.] 1. To carry on trade; to traffic. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Beware you commerce not with bankrupts. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

2. To hold intercourse; to commune. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Commercing with himself. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Musicians . . . taught the people in angelic harmonies to commerce with heaven. --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.