mercantile Idioms & Phrases
noun an organization that provides businesses with credit ratings of other firms
- Dun & Bradstreet is the largest mercantile agency in the United States
- an agency for procuring information of the standing and credit of merchants in different parts of the country, for the use of dealers who sell to them.
noun a place of business for retailing goods
sales outlet; outlet; retail store.
noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
law merchant; commercial law.
- the persons and vessels employed in commerce, taken collectively.
- the notes or acceptances given by merchants for goods bought, or received on consignment; drafts on merchants for goods sold or consigned.
noun an economic system (Europe in 18th century) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests