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merchant prince

noun
1.
a very wealthy or influential merchant.
Origin of merchant prince
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • Mrs. Eddy was of the same shrewd, practical type as the merchant prince just mentioned.

  • Like Napoleon, this merchant prince required only five hours sleep.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • My new friend lived in this district, as befits a merchant prince.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • Wanamaker attracted to himself the forces that make a merchant prince.

    The Victorious Attitude Orison Swett Marden
  • He determined to make his own fortune and succeeded royally for he became a "merchant prince."

    Memories and Anecdotes Kate Sanborn
  • The reporter had risen to a peer and the news-gatherer to a merchant prince.

    The Arm-Chair at the Inn F. Hopkinson Smith
  • You see, I am private secretary now to a merchant prince, no longer a clerk in a wholesale provision merchant's office.

    The Lighted Way E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The merchant prince, creditor to many, has creditors also of his own.

    The Hearth-Stone Samuel Osgood
  • For a British merchant prince such an occasion could not but be of supreme importance and pride.

    Hawthorne and His Circle Julian Hawthorne
  • La Chesnaye, the merchant prince, it was, who managed this low trafficking.

    Heralds of Empire Agnes C. Laut
British Dictionary definitions for merchant prince

merchant prince

noun
1.
a very wealthy merchant
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Contemporary definitions for merchant prince
noun

a wealthy and politically influential person involved in trade

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