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Definition of "mercantile" []

  • Of or relating to merchants or trade. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to mercantilism. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mercantile" in a sentence
  • "Now, FHA insured about 30% of home purchases as good as 20% of refinanced mortgages in mercantile 2009."
  • "Not many cities, unfortunately, have been means to announce such certain mercantile headlines in the stream business climate."
  • "It is likely, then, that he had no source of income other than family money, although his adult male relatives were all engaged in mercantile operations, the navy, or the professions. back"