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merchant

a business such as a RETAILER or WHOLESALER which acts as an intermediary in a DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL. Merchants ‘take title’ to goods (that is, purchase goods) which they then on-sell to customers.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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The class conflict between landed and mercantile elites was translated into communal antagonism and religion became symbol for both landed and mercantile classes around which they constructed their group identity to pursue economic interests.
The funding comes from Chhattisgarh's well-heeled mercantile class. These miners and traders sit on chairs upholstered in starched whites.
She explores the social, economic, and political turmoil that challenged the elite, from tenant agitation to the breakup of their estates to political challenges from Belfast's mercantile class and populist political movements.
Hill-Vasquez turns to a New Historicist argument in chapter 4, asserting that the York Corpus Christi plays emphasize the connection between human and divine labor; at the same time they question the sanctity of the mercantile class, condemning work that is not creative.
Critics have rarely questioned Dante's silence over Monte and his strenuous attempts at distancing himself from the mentality of the emerging mercantile class. His energy and determination in constructing a self-referential hermeneutical framework as the only legitimate source of his poetic assume a very different meaning when examined, as Steinberg does, in the light of the material and historical need of granting circulation and authority to his writings.
Sure, the trade unions (Labour's old base) are mostly skeptical, but the mercantile class (Labour's new base) is aggressively in favor.
The big change in Europe, and later Asia, came about with the rise of the mercantile class and later industrialisation.
The new university was to be "a social investment and a direct response to the needs of the rising mercantile class of New York."
They guided the law to facilitate commerce--through land transfers during the feudal system breakdown and labor exploitation during the rise of the mercantile class and the Industrial Revolution.
It is explained that 'masters' of the Coimbatore district are the mercantile class, deriving most of their resources and economic power from marketing rather than through land-ownership (production).
He supports this analysis by a brief description of Porter's early life among the mercantile class of Connellsville, Pennyslvania (whom he describes as operating outside the "capital-labor dialectic").
He cites evidence that the Buddhist population converted earlier and more numerously to Islam, in part due to the shared values both religions put on inter-regional commerce and mercantile class interests.