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mercenary meaning and definition

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Definition of mercenary (noun)

  1. a person hired to fight for another country than their own

MERCENARY adjective

Definition of mercenary (adjective)

  1. marked by materialism
  2. serving for wages in a foreign army
  3. profit oriented
    • "a commercial book"; "preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan; "a mercenary enterprise"; "a moneymaking business"
    • synonyms: mercantile, moneymaking
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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