Copyright renewed 1969 by August Mencken and mercantile Safe Deposit Trust Co.
Our Emperor will see to it that there will be no British Empire to threaten our mercantile supremacy.
The next place of interest that I visited were their mercantile bazars or stores.
His father, a poor gentleman, procured a situation as accountant in a mercantile house.
The requirements in respect of the Company's mercantile business were yet greater.
But we are a shop-keeping people, and it is folly to subject Spanish chivalry to the gauge of such grovelling, mercantile ideas.
Hardly second in importance to manufacturing is mercantile exchange.
In other cities the Exchange has merely a mercantile air—here it has a completely historical one.
The body to which this monopoly was given, was not mercantile.
Refusing to be made a lawyer, he was sent, in 1734, to a mercantile house in Bristol.
1640s, from French mercantile (17c.), from Italian mercantile, from Medieval Latin mercantile, from Latin mercantem (nominative mercans) "a merchant," also "trading," present participle of mercari "to trade," from merx (see market (n.)). Mercantile system first appears in Adam Smith (1776).