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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Italian, from Latin mercari; MERCHANT

mercantile

adjective
     
Related topics: Trade
mer‧can‧tile [only before noun]
formalBBT concerned with trade [= commercial]:
mercantile law

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