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Noun: mercantilism  'mur-kun-ti,li-zum
  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
    - mercantile system
  2. Transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
    - commerce, commercialism

Derived forms: mercantilisms

See also: commercial, noncommercial

Type of: dealing, dealings, managed economy, transaction

Encyclopedia: Mercantilism