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  • 1 Mercenary — (Mercenary For Justice) est un film d action américain réalisé par Don E. Fauntleroy, sorti en 2006. Sommaire 1 Synospis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien externe …

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  • 2 Mercenary — Datos generales Origen  Dinamarca Información artística …

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  • 3 mercenary — adj Mercenary, hireling, venal, hack are comparable though not closely synonymous terms when they are applied to persons, or their acts, services, or products with the meaning actuated or motivated chiefly by a desire for profit. Mercenary… …

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  • 4 Mercenary — Mer ce*na*ry, a. [OE. mercenarie, F. mercenaire, fr. L. mercenarius, fr. merces wages, reward. See {Mercy}.] 1. Acting for reward; serving for pay; paid; hired; hireling; venal; as, mercenary soldiers. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Moved primarily by… …

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  • 5 Mercenary — (engl.: Söldner/geldgierig) bezeichnet ein Computerspiel, siehe Mercenary (Computerspiel) eine Metal Band aus Dänemark, siehe Mercenary (Band) Diese Seite ist eine Be …

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  • 6 mercenary — [adj] greedy for money acquisitive, avaricious, bribable, corrupt, covetous, grabby, grasping, miserly, money grubbing, selfish, sordid, stingy, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous, venal; concept 401 Ant. generous, unselfish mercenary [n]… …

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  • 7 Mercenary — Mer ce*na*ry, n.; pl. {Mercenaries}. One who is hired; a hireling; especially, a soldier hired into foreign service. Milman. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 mercenary — I adjective accessible to bribery, acquisitive, avaricious, bribable, conductus, corrupt, corruptible, covetous, exacting, exploitative, grasping, greedy, hired, hireling, leased, materialistic, mercenarius, money conscious, money hungry,… …

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  • 9 mercenary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ motivated chiefly by the desire for gain. ► NOUN (pl. mercenaries) ▪ a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army. ORIGIN from Latin mercenarius hireling , from merces reward …

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  • 10 mercenary — [mʉr′sə ner΄ē] adj. [L mercenarius < merces, pay, wages, akin to merx: see MARKET] 1. working or done for payment only; motivated by a desire for money or other gain; venal; greedy 2. designating a soldier serving for pay in a foreign army;… …

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  • 11 Mercenary — For other uses, see Mercenary (disambiguation). Leonardo da Vinci s Il Condottieri, 1480. Condottieri being the Late Middle Age Through Renaissance term for Mercenary soldier leader(s) in Italian. A Mercenary, also known as a professional soldier …

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  • 12 Mercenary — Mercenary …

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  • 13 mercenary — {{11}}mercenary (adj.) 1530s, from MERCENARY (Cf. mercenary) (n.), or in part from L. mercenarius hired, paid, serving for pay. {{12}}mercenary (n.) late 14c., one who works only for hire, from O.Fr. mercenaire mercenary, hireling (13c.) and… …

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  • 14 mercenary — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ foreign ▪ hired … OF MERCENARIES ▪ army, band, group ▪ a small army of mercenar …

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  • 15 mercenary — mer|ce|na|ry1 [ˈmə:sənəri US ˈmə:rsəneri] n plural mercenaries [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: mercenarius, from merces payment for work ; MERCY] a soldier who fights for any country or group that will pay him ▪ an army of foreign mercenaries… …

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  • 16 mercenary — n. a foreign mercenary * * * [ mɜːs(ə)n(ə)rɪ] a foreign mercenary …

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  • 17 mercenary — [[t]mɜ͟ː(r)sənri, AM neri[/t]] mercenaries 1) N COUNT A mercenary is a soldier who is paid to fight by a country or group that they do not belong to. 2) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as mercenary, you are criticizing them… …

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  • 18 mercenary — 1. adjective 1) mercenary self interest Syn: money oriented, grasping, greedy, acquisitive, avaricious, covetous, bribable, venal, materialistic; informal money grubbing 2) mercenary soldiers Syn: hired …

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  • 19 mercenary — I UK [ˈmɜː(r)s(ə)n(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈmɜrs(ə)nˌerɪ] adjective showing disapproval interested only in the money or other personal advantages that you can get from something II UK [ˈmɜː(r)s(ə)n(ə)rɪ] / US [ˈmɜrs(ə)nˌerɪ] noun [countable] Word forms… …

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  • 20 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… …

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