merchant adventurer

noun
plural merchant adventurers or merchants adventurers

Definition of merchant adventurer

: a merchant who establishes foreign trading stations and carries on business ventures abroad especially : a member of one of the former English companies of merchant adventurers operating from the 14th to the 16th centuries

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History and Etymology for merchant adventurer

Middle English marchaunt adventurer

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“Merchant adventurer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merchant%20adventurer. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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