Definition of mercantile adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mercantile

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈmɜːkəntaɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɜːrkəntaɪl//
 
, NAmE//ˈmɜːrkəntiːl//
 
(formal)
 
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connected with trade and commercial affairs Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French, from Italian, from mercante ‘merchant’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mercantile