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Meaning of mercantile

mer•can•tile

Pronunciation: (mûr'kun-tēl", -tīl", -til), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to merchants or trade; commercial.
  2. engaged in trade or commerce: a mercantile nation.
  3. of or pertaining to the mercantile system.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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