ETYM French mercantile, Italian mercantile, from Latin mercans, -antis, p. pr. of mercari to traffic. Related to Merchant.
1. Of or relating to or characteristic of trade or traders; SYN. business.
2. Of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism.
3. Profit oriented; SYN. mercenary, moneymaking, commercial.
Pertaining to trading and merchants.