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mercantilism

mer·can·til·ism

mercantilism

 
pronunciation:
muhr kn t lih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the doctrine, developed in the West after the decline of feudalism, that a nation's economy could be strengthened by governmental protection of home industries, by increased foreign exports, and by accumulating gold and silver.
definition 2: the practices and spirit of commerce or profit-making; commercialism.
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derivations: mercantilist (adj.), mercantilistic (adj.), mercantilist (n.)