[ US /ˈmɝkənˌtaɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /mˈɜːkɑːntˌa‍ɪl/ ]
  1. profit oriented
    a mercenary enterprise
    a moneymaking business
    preached a mercantile and militant patriotism
    a commercial book
  2. of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
    mercantile theories
    mercantile system
  3. relating to or characteristic of trade or traders
    the mercantile North was forging ahead
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How To Use mercantile In A Sentence

  • Not many cities, unfortunately, have been means to announce such certain mercantile headlines in the stream business climate. Editorial: chattem commits to city, growth
  • In taking the nationalistic, idealized and ancient form of the epic and combining it with a narrative of mercantile discovery, Camões embodies early modern epistemological anxiety.
  • Next to the Mansión de don Aurelio Ibarra (# 15) is don Aurelio's old, two-storey mercantile building, built at the end of the last century. El Fuerte in Sinaloa, Mexico, was once the capital of Arizona
  • But still my wishful dreams persist, and in them the dead streets are resurrected in a bustling afterlife, the ravaged downtown neighborhoods dense with foot traffic and a lively mercantile carnival.
  • Until the arrival of the Spanish, the Apaches and the Pueblos had enjoyed a mercantile relationship: Pueblos traded their agricultural products and pottery to the Apaches in exchange for buffalo robes and dried meat.
  • Korais was born in Smyrna (1748 – 1833) to a mercantile family, but fled to Montpelier, France, in 1782, in an effort to escape the '... conservatism, formalism, and religious fanaticism of the Ottomans' (Velios, 1998: 10). Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity
  • The Emperor agrees that British subjects shall be allowed to carry on their mercantile pursuits, without molestation or restraint, at these designated cities and towns.
  • It also represents the Min-Yue culture characterized by its contacts with the outside world and great emphasis on mercantile entrepreneurship.
  • Previous efforts to establish equities-type exchanges in this market have failed in the face of strong opposition from most banks, despite heavyweight backing, most notably from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Reuters. Necessary and neutral
  • Yet from about 1500, mercantile capitalism began revolutionizing European societies, as expressed by the scientific and commercial spirit of the Renaissance.
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