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: of or relating to merchants or trading
mercantile families mercantile businesses
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of mercantilism
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1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1
French, from Italian, from mercante merchant, from Latin mercant-, mercans, from present participle of mercari to trade — more at market
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: of or relating to the business of buying and selling products to earn money : of or relating to trade or merchants
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: of or relating to merchants or trade
a rich mercantile family
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