In this section and section, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.
"Merchant" means a person who owns, possesses, or controls personal property with authority to sell it in the regular course of business at retail or wholesale.
"Person" includes an individual, a partnership, corporation, or association.
Minn. Stat. § 629.365
1957 c 805 s 1; 1985 c 265 art 10 s 1