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MERCHANT (O. Fr. marcheant, modern ma...

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 151 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MERCHANT (O. Fr. marcheant, modern marchand; from Lat. mercari, to trade, merx, goods, merchandise), a trader, one who buys and sells goods for profit. The term is now usually confined to a wholesale dealer or one who trades on an extended scale with foreign countries.
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