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Definition of Mercantile

Mercantile
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 commodities; commercial. The expedition of the Argonauts was partly mercantile, partly military. --Arbuthnot. Mercantile agency, an agency for procuring information of the standing and credit of merchants in different parts of the country, for the use of dealers who sell to them. Mercantile marine, the persons and vessels employed in commerce, taken collectively. Mercantile paper, the notes or acceptances given by merchants for goods bought, or received on consignment; drafts on merchants for goods sold or consigned. --McElrath. Syn: Mercantile, Commercial. Usage: Commercial is the wider term, being sometimes used to embrace mercantile. In their stricter use, commercial relates to the shipping, freighting, forwarding, and other business connected with the commerce of a country (whether external or internal), that is, the exchange of commodities; while mercantile applies to the sale of merchandise and goods when brought to market. As the two employments are to some extent intermingled, the two words are often interchanged.

Meaning of Mercantile from wikipedia

- Trade involves the transfer of goods or services from one person or entity to another, often in exchange for money. A system or network that allows trade...
- Mercantile Bank Limited is a South African commercial bank, founded in 1965. (previously Bank of Lisbon International. The bank is headquartered in Sandown...
- Mercantile Bancorporation was the largest bank holding company in Missouri when it was acquired by Firstar Corporation in 1999. The Mercantile Bank of...
- Mercantile Bank may refer to: Mercantile Bank (Bangladesh), a bank founded in Dhaka in 1999 Mercantile Bank (South Africa), a bank founded in Sandown,...
- quickly adopted by historians. Originally the standard English term was "mercantile system". The word "mercantilism" was introduced into English from German...
- The International Mercantile Marine Co., originally the International Navigation Company, was a trust formed in the early twentieth century as an attempt...
- The Mercantile Library of Cincinnati is a membership library located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The name of the Library refers not to the type of items...
- Mercantile Bank Limited is a commercial bank headquartered in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is a public limited company with limited liability under the bank companies...
- Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Limited (TMB) is a bank headquartered at Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India. TMB was founded in 1921 as the Nadar Bank, but changed...
- Mercantile Investment Trust (LSE: MRC) is a large British investment trust dedicated to investments in medium and smaller companies in the United Kingdom...
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