Definition of Mercantilism in English :

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Mercantilism meaning in English

Meaning of Mercantilism in English

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Mercantilism pronunciation in English

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1. mercantile system, mercantilism

an economic system (Europe in 18th century) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests

2. commerce, commercialism, mercantilism

transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

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1. Also called: mercantile system economics
a theory prevalent in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries asserting that the wealth of a nation depends on its possession of precious metals and therefore that the government of a nation must maximize the foreign trade surplus, and foster national commercial interests, a merchant marine, the establishment of colonies, etc
2.  a rare word for commercialism (sense 1)

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the doctrine that arose in Europe with the decline of feudalism, that the economic interests of the nation could be strengthened by the government by protection of home industries, as through tariffs, by increased foreign trade, as through monopolies, and by a balance of exports over imports, with a consequent accumulation of bullion

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1. The theory and system of political economy prevailing in Europe after the decline of feudalism, based on national policies of accumulating bullion, establishing colonies and a merchant marine, and developing industry and mining to attain a favorable balance of trade.
2. The practice, methods, or spirit of merchants; commercialism.

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