mercantile

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to merchants: commercial.

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Usage examples "mercantile":

  1. However, with a heart overflowing with joy, I entered upon my mercantile avocations. - "Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX", Alexander Leighton.
  2. My father kept a country store, and if there is any place under the stars where a man gets all sorts of experience in every kind of mercantile transactions, it is in the country store. - "Acres of Diamonds", Russell H. Conwell.
  3. Not quite so powerful as the Sultan of Mvumi, he yet owned a fair share of Ugogo and about forty villages, and could, if he chose, have oppressed the mercantile souls of my Arab companions, in the same way as he of Mvumi. - "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.