mercantile Idioms & Phrases

Mercantile agency

  • noun an organization that provides businesses with credit ratings of other firms
    commercial agency.
    • 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.
Webster 1913

mercantile establishment

  • noun a place of business for retailing goods
    sales outlet; outlet; retail store.

mercantile law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    law merchant; commercial law.

Mercantile marine

  • the persons and vessels employed in commerce, taken collectively.
Webster 1913

Mercantile paper

  • the notes or acceptances given by merchants for goods bought, or received on consignment; drafts on merchants for goods sold or consigned.
Webster 1913

mercantile system

  • 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