Meaning of “mercantile” in the English Dictionary


"mercantile" in Business English

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mercantileadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈmɜːkəntaɪl/ us formal

COMMERCE relating to trade:

Instead of mercantile competition with Europe and America, Chinese capitalists have been looking to the developing world for bigger opportunities.
a mercantile economy/society/tax

(Definition of “mercantile” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)