merchant adventurer

noun

Definition of merchant adventurer

plural

merchant adventurers

or

merchants adventurers

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of merchant adventurer

Middle English marchaunt adventurer


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