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1. Interrelated with the economic theory of mercantilism, which implies that the success of a nation depends on its available capital and trade with other nations.
2. Involving merchants or trade (e.g. The New York Mercantile Exchange).

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They knew a lot about mercantile and that was good because it made the rest of us feel safe and content.

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You may want to try and do things in the most mercantile way possible to make sure your business does well.

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The Chicago mercantile exchange enables traders in a variety of industries to exchange interests in their wares in a public forum.

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