mercantile

  • 1 mercantile — [ mɛrkɑ̃til ] adj. • 1551; mot it., de mercante « marchand » 1 ♦ Vx Commercial. Spécialt Système mercantile. ⇒ mercantilisme. 2 ♦ (fin XVIIIe) Mod. Digne d un commerçant cupide, d un profiteur. « Sans que jamais rien de vénal et de mercantile ose …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Mercantile — Mer can*tile (?; 277), a. [F. mercantile, It. mercantile, fr. L. mercans, antis, p. pr. of mercari to traffic. See {Merchant}.] Of or pertaining to merchants, or the business of merchants; having to do with trade, or the buying and selling of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 mercantile — I adjective business, commercial, economic, exchange, financial, fiscal, industrial, market, merchandising, monetary, trade associated concepts: mercantile law, mercantile paper II index commercial, i …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 mercantile — me‧rcan‧tile [ˈmɜːkəntaɪl ǁ ˈmɜːrkəntiːl, taɪl] adjective [only before a noun] COMMERCE concerned with trade: • Tree crops such as coconuts became increasingly important in the mercantile economy into which the islanders were drawn. • In some… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 mercantile — (adj.) 1640s, from Fr. mercantile (17c.), from It. mercantile, from M.L. mercantile, from L. mercantem (nom. mercans) a merchant, also trading, prp. of mercari to trade, from merx (see MARKET (Cf. market) (n.)). Mercantile system first appears in …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 mercantile — [der. di mercante ]. ■ agg. 1. a. [che ha attinenza col commercio o serve al commercio: diritto m. ; porto m. ] ▶◀ commerciale. b. (marin.) [di nave e sim., destinato al trasporto di merci e passeggeri: flotta m. ] ◀▶ militare. 2. (fig., spreg.) …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 7 mercantile — *commercial …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 mercantile — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to trade or commerce. ORIGIN from Italian mercante merchant …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 mercantile — [mʉr′kən tīl΄, mʉr′kəntil, mʉr′kəntēl΄] adj. [Fr < It < mercante, merchant < L mercans, prp. of mercari: see MERCHANT] 1. of or characteristic of merchants or trade; commercial 2. of mercantilism …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 mercantile — mer·can·tì·le agg., s.m. CO 1. agg., relativo o destinato al commercio: codice mercantile; traffico mercantile, porto mercantile Sinonimi: commerciale. 2. agg., di, da mercante: vita mercantile, spirito mercantile | spreg., mercantesco 3. agg.,… …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 11 mercantile — (mèr kan ti l ) adj. 1°   Qui a rapport au commerce, qui se livre au commerce. •   Il faut convenir que la littérature, car c est ainsi que cela s appelle, a beaucoup gagné du côté des spéculations mercantiles, LAHARPE Corresp. t. IV, p. 210.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 12 Mercantile — Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Mercantile », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) L adjectif mercantile est utilisé pour qualifier une activité économique dont le but est d obtenir un gain d argent unilatéral au… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 13 MERCANTILE — adj.des deux genres Qui concerne le commerce. Contrat, profession mercantile. Esprit mercantile. Cette dernière locution ne se prend qu en mauvaise part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 14 mercantile — /merr keuhn teel , tuyl , til/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to merchants or trade; commercial. 2. engaged in trade or commerce: a mercantile nation. 3. Econ. of or pertaining to the mercantile system. [1635 45; < F < It: pertaining to merchants,… …

    Universalium

  • 15 mercantile — {{hw}}{{mercantile}}{{/hw}}A agg. 1 Relativo al commercio: attività mercantile | Nave, marina –m, per trasporto di merci e passeggeri. 2 Relativo ai mercanti: codice –m. B s. m. Nave mercantile …

    Enciclopedia di italiano

  • 16 mercantile — [[t]mɜ͟ː(r)kəntaɪl[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Mercantile means relating to or involved in trade. [FORMAL] The older noble families were eclipsed by the emergence of a new mercantile class …

    English dictionary

  • 17 mercantile —   a. pertaining to trading and merchants.    ♦ mercantile system, economic or political system aiming at increase in national strength through trade.    ♦ mercantilism, n. commercial practice; practice of mercantile system.    ♦ mercantility, n …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 18 mercantile — a, mercantile, o adj. mercantile …

    Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • 19 mercantile — / mɜ:kəntaɪl/ adjective commercial ♦ mercantile country a country which earns income from trade ♦ mercantile law laws relating to business …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 20 mercantile — / mɜ:kəntaɪl/ adjective commercial ♦ mercantile country a country which earns income from trade ♦ mercantile law laws relating to business …

    Dictionary of banking and finance


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