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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mod·i·ty n.; pl. Commodities
 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 suffered.   --Hooker.
 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.