1. [ noun ] (economics) an economic system (Europe in 18th C) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests
Synonyms: mercantile_system
Related terms: managed_economy Europe
2. [ noun ] (business) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
Synonyms: commerce commercialism
Related terms: transaction trade commercial_enterprise selling payment distribution trading importing traffic evasion initial_public_offering marketing exporting exchange carriage_trade transportation sell buy deal shop trade trade import export market smuggle transact sell_out pick_up trade take pawn foist_off retail usance market wholesale retail arbitrage deal broker trust turn_over barter_away stock market clear get antique comparison-shop shop deaccession resell remainder turn sell_short franchise impulse-buy traffic negociate auction realize commercialize commercial noncommercial
Similar spelling:   mercantile