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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Commodity \Com*mod"i*ty\, n.; pl. Commodities. [F. commodit['e], fr. L. commoditas. See Commode.] 1. Convenience; accommodation; profit; benefit; advantage; interest; commodiousness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Drawn by the commodity of a footpath. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] Men may seek their own commodity, yet if this were done with injury to others, it was not to be suffered. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. That which affords convenience, advantage, or profit, especially in commerce, including everything movable that is bought and sold (except animals), -- goods, wares, merchandise, produce of land and manufactures, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. A parcel or quantity of goods. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A commodity of brown paper and old ginger. --Shak. [1913 Webster]