mercantilism etymology

English word mercantilism comes from English mercantile, English -ism

Detailed word origin of mercantilism

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mercantile English (eng) (economics) Concerned with the exchange of goods for profit.. (economics) Of or relating to mercantilism.
-ism English (eng) (medicine) Used to form names of conditions or syndromes. Used to form names of a tendency of behaviour, action, state, condition or opinion belonging to a class or group of persons, or the result of a doctrine, ideology or principle or lack thereof.. Used to form names of ideologies expressing belief in the superiority of a certain class within the concept expressed by the root word, or a [...]
mercantilism English (eng) (economics) The theory that holds that the prosperity of a nation depends upon its supply of capital, and that the global volume of trade is unchangeable.. (historical, economics) The theory that a nation must always have a positive balance of trade, in the manner that a merchant would operate a shop. Typically this model presupposes protectionism.

Words with the same origin as mercantilism

Descendants of mercantile
Descendants of -ism
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