Definition: concerning trade or merchants
Definition: concerning trade or merchants
Sentences Containing 'mercantile'
It is sometimes general through a whole mercantile town and the country in its neighbourhood.
Part of this money of the great mercantile republic may have been, and probably was, employed in carrying on the late war.
It is in this manner that the mercantile system proposes to enrich the whole country, and to put money into all our pockets, by means of the balance of trade.
Of all the expedients of the mercantile system, accordingly, it is the one of which they are the fondest.
But as the law for the encouragement of coinage derives its origin from those vulgar prejudices which have been introduced by the mercantile system, I judged it more proper to reserve them for this chapter.
Unless, therefore, some part of those duties was drawn back upon exportation, there was an end of the carrying trade; a trade so much favoured by the mercantile system.
Such are the unfortunate effects of all the regulations of the mercantile system.
If this difference affords a greater profit than what can be drawn from an equal capital in any mercantile employment, the improvement of land will draw capital from all mercantile employments.
If the profit is less, mercantile employments will draw capital from the improvement of land.
Monopoly of one kind or another, indeed, seems to be the sole engine of the mercantile system.
The limited stock of the Dutch East India company probably repels from that trade many great mercantile capitals which would otherwise go to it.
It is the industry which is carried on for the benefit of the rich and the powerful, that is principally encouraged by our mercantile system.
The avidity, however, which suggested this notable piece of mercantile ingenuity, most probably disappointed itself of its object.
In the mercantile regulations which have been taken notice of in this chapter, the interest of our manufacturers has been most peculiarly attended to; and the interest, not so much of the consumers, as that of some other sets of producers, has been sacrificed to it.
The artificers and manufacturers of such mercantile states, therefore, would immediately be rivalled in the market of those landed nations, and soon after undersold and justled out of it altogether.
They would soon, therefore, rival those mercantile nations in this branch of foreign trade, and, in due time, would justle them out of it altogether.
They are so far, perhaps, more inconsistent than even the mercantile system.
The court of the Mayor of Calcutta, originally instituted for the trial of mercantile causes, which arose in the city and neighbourhood, had gradually extended its jurisdiction with the extension of the empire.
The orderly, vigilant, and parsimonious administration of such aristocracies as those of Venice and Amsterdam, is extremely proper, it appears from experience, for the management of a mercantile project of this kind.
It is, perhaps, the only mercantile project which has been successfully managed by, I believe, every sort of government.
Except bills of exchange, and some other mercantile bills, all other deeds, bonds, and contracts, are subject to a stamp duty.
Two or three great bankruptcies in a mercantile town, will bring many houses to sale, which must be sold for what can be got for them.
The owners of great capitals, the great mercantile families, have generally either some direct share, or some indirect influence, in the administration of that government.
He was the founding Chairman of Mercantile Bank Limited.
He was active in the Chamber of Shipping (serving as its president in 1923) and was chairman of the Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange from 1924 to 1928.
The Wilderness Lodge contains one store named The Wilderness Lodge Mercantile, located in the main lobby of the resort.
He developed the Missoula Mercantile Co.
He arrived in Montana in 1867, worked as a woodcutter and store clerk, eventually becoming a partner in the mercantile firm of Bonner, Eddy and Company.
Under Hammond’s management this became the Missoula Mercantile Company, the largest mercantile between St.
The house was remodelled in the late 19th century for William Cotterill, owner c. 1868 to 1892, of a mercantile family from Birmingham.
Mercantile families tended to be Sindhi, Gujarati, Parsi, and Tamil Muslim.
By May 1853, the interior has been dismantled and the furnishings sold off, with the shell of the building sold to the Mercantile Library Association.
In Tripoli, a special social status had been granted to people from the great mercantile cities of Europe, especially those from the maritime republics of Italy, (Venice for example).
His senior rowing has been with the Mercantile Rowing Club based on the Yarra River in Melbourne.
In 1785 Carpenter moved to Cooper’s Point and started a mercantile business.
Over the next century the population of South Pass City declined further and many of the city's homes, mercantile stores, hotels and saloons fell into disrepair.
Road 2424 has the town's only store, Kent Mercantile, which includes a gas station.
The mercantile store was closed in January, 2011.
This building came into being as the "Mercantile Center" in 1899, built for a merchant by the name of Jose de Teresa.
The Bison Mercantile Company was originally established as a grocery store by W.J. Scrichfield in 1900, and operated until 1958 when it was purchased by the Bison Cooperative Association.
Critics consider neoconservatism a bellicose and "heroic" ideology opposed to "mercantile" and "bourgeois" virtues and therefore "a variant of anti-economic thought."
He continued to work for his father until 1848, when, at the age of thirty years, he started his own mercantile business, assuming full control of two general stores.
Consequently our knowledge of the mercantile character of ancient Naukratis - the very facet of its early history that made it so exceptional - has suffered greatly.
Mercantile trade went hand-in-hand with exploration, self-financed by the commercial benefits of exploration.
Louis, Missouri, where he worked in the mercantile business.
He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Eddyville, Kentucky and had large agricultural interests.
Bolling was a commodities trader on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The interior was demolished and the building was turned over to the use of the New York Mercantile Library.
Economically, other competing mercantile groups were emerging.
A sculler in the lightweight division, her senior rowing was with the Mercantile Rowing Club in Melbourne.
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