13th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from merz merchandise, from Latin merc-, merx
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“Mercer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercer. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.
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