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mercantile meaning and definition

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MERCANTILE adjective

Definition of mercantile (adjective)

  1. of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
    • "mercantile theories"; "mercantile system"
  2. profit oriented
    • "a commercial book"; "preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan; "a mercenary enterprise"; "a moneymaking business"
    • synonyms: mercenary, moneymaking
  3. relating to or characteristic of trade or traders
    • "the mercantile North was forging ahead"- Van Wyck Brooks
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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