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.]
Drawn by the commodity of a footpath. --B. Jonson.
Men may seek their own commodity, yet if this were
done with injury to others, it was not to be
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.
3. A parcel or quantity of goods. [Obs.]
A commodity of brown paper and old ginger. --Shak.