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mercantilism definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an economic system (Europe in 18th century) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests [syn: mercantilism, mercantile system]
2: transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services) [syn: commerce, commercialism, mercantilism]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1838 1. the theory or practice of mercantile pursuits ; commercialism 2. an economic system developing during the decay of feudalism to unify and increase the power and especially the monetary wealth of a nation by a strict governmental regulation of the entire national economy usually through policies designed to secure an accumulation of bullion, a favorable balance of trade, the development of agriculture and manufactures, and the establishment of foreign trading monopolies mercantilist noun or adjective mercantilistic adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. an old economic theory that money is the only form of wealth. Derivatives: mercantilist n.



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