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Meaning & Definition of Mercantile in English

English

Mercantile

/mərkəntaɪl/

adjective

1. Of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism

  • "Mercantile theories"
  • "Mercantile system"
    synonym:
  • mercantile

2. Profit oriented

  • "A commercial book"
  • "Preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- john buchan
  • "A mercenary enterprise"
  • "A moneymaking business"
    synonym:
  • mercantile
  • ,
  • mercenary
  • ,
  • moneymaking(a)

3. Relating to or characteristic of trade or traders

  • "The mercantile north was forging ahead"- van wyck brooks
    synonym:
  • mercantile