Mercenariness Mer"ce*na*ri*ness, n. The quality or state of being mercenary; venality. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • mercenariness — mÉœrsÉ™nerɪnɪs / mɜːsnrɪ n. being in pursuit of wealth; being a hired soldier …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • mercenariness — mer·ce·nar·i·ness …   English syllables

  • mercenariness — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌerēnə̇s, rin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being mercenary …   Useful english dictionary

  • Venality — Ve*nal i*ty, n. [L. venalitas: cf. F. v[ e]nalit[ e].] The quality or state of being venal, or purchasable; mercenariness; prostitution of talents, offices, or services, for money or reward; as, the venality of a corrupt court; the venality of an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mercenary — I. noun (plural naries) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin mercenarius, irregular from merced , merces wages more at mercy Date: 14th century one that serves merely for wages; especially a soldier hired into foreign service II. adjective Date …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mercenary — mercenarily /merr seuh nair euh lee, merr seuh ner /, adv. mercenariness, n. /merr seuh ner ee/, adj., n., pl. mercenaries. adj. 1. working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal. 2. hired to serve in a foreign army, guerrilla… …   Universalium

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