quasi mercantile

mercantile

[mur-kuhn-teel, -tahyl, -til]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to merchants or trade; commercial.
2.
engaged in trade or commerce: a mercantile nation.
3.
Economics. of or pertaining to the mercantile system.

Origin:
1635–45; < French < Italian: pertaining to merchants, equivalent to mercant(e) merchant (< Latin mercant-, stem of mercāns buyer, noun use of present participle of mercārī to buy) + -ile -ile

nonmercantile, adjective
quasi-mercantile, adjective
unmercantile, adjective


1. See commercial.
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mercantile (ˈmɜːkənˌtaɪl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or characteristic of trade or traders; commercial
2.  of or relating to mercantilism
 
[C17: from French, from Italian, from mercantemerchant]

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mercantile
1640s, via Fr., It., and M.L. mercantile, from L. mercantem (nom. mercans) "a merchant," also "trading," prp. of mercari "to trade," from merx (see market). Mercantile system first appears in Adam Smith (1776).
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