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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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“Mercantile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercantile. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.
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