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Salable; of quality and type ordinarily acceptable among vendors and buyers.

An item is deemed merchantable if it is reasonably fit for the ordinary purposes for which such products are manufactured and sold. For example, soap is merchantable if it cleans. In general, a seller or manufacturer is required by law to make products of merchantable quality. In the event that the items do not meet with the proper standards, a suit can be brought against the seller or manufacturer by anyone who is injured as a result.


Product Liability; Sales Law.


adj. a product of a high enough quality to make it fit for sale. To be merchantable an article for sale must be usable for the purpose it is made. It must be of average worth (not necessarily special) in the marketplace and must not be broken, unworkable, damaged, contaminated or flawed. (See: sale)

See: marketable
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Thin from below: Smallest-diameter merchantable trees removed until a postharvest residual density target of between 125 and 150 square feet per acre reached.
13) Of particular importance were implied conditions that goods would be of merchantable quality (14) and fit for any purpose that the consumer made known to the supplier, (15) and an implied warranty that services would be provided with due care and skill.
Since the 2008 reauthorization of the act, according to agency data, almost 1,100 Title II projects have been approved or implemented by the Forest Service and BLM, with 10 of these expected to involve the sale of merchantable timber.
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But the future value of those trees for merchantable timber would have been much greater, McGuire said.
It is not clear, in law, what is meant by merchantable quality.
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