chrematistic

adjective
chrem·​a·​tis·​tic | \ ¦kremə¦tistik, -ēm- \

Definition of chrematistic

: of, relating to, or occupied in the gaining of wealth

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History and Etymology for chrematistic

Greek chrēmatistikos of business or moneymaking, from chrēmatistēs businessman (from chrēmatizein to deal, transact business, make money—from chrēmat-, chrēma thing, possession, from chrēsthai to need, use—+ -istēs -ist) + -ikos -ic

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“Chrematistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrematistic. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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