Definition of mercantile agency
1 : the agency of a factor who in the customary course of his business has authority binding on his principal to buy or to sell goods, to consign goods for sale, or to raise money by pledging goods
2 : an agency that collects credit information about businesses and businessmen and furnishes it to subscribers —called also commercial agency
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