|1.||[ noun ] (work) a person hired to fight for another country than their own|
|Related terms:||adventurer condottiere ninja|
|2.||[ adjective ] marked by materialism|
|3.||[ adjective ] (military) used of soldiers hired by a foreign army|
|4.||[ adjective ] (business) profit oriented|
"a commercial book" "preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan "a mercenary enterprise" "a moneymaking business"