mercantile agency

mercantile agency
commerce bureau

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  • Mercantile agency — Mercantile Mer can*tile (?; 277), a. [F. mercantile, It. mercantile, fr. L. mercans, antis, p. pr. of mercari to traffic. See {Merchant}.] Of or pertaining to merchants, or the business of merchants; having to do with trade, or the buying and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mercantile agency — Specialized organization that supplies information on the creditworthiness and financial strength of business firms. The first such agency, the Mercantile Agency, was founded in New York City in 1841. It provided information to businesses that… …   Universalium

  • mercantile agency — noun an organization that provides businesses with credit ratings of other firms Dun & Bradstreet is the largest mercantile agency in the United States • Syn: ↑commercial agency • Hypernyms: ↑agency * * * noun 1. : the ag …   Useful english dictionary

  • mercantile agency — An organization that supplies credit ratings and reports on firms that are prospective customers. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * mercantile agency UK US noun [C] US ► COMMERCE COMMERCIAL AGENCY(Cf. ↑commercial agency) …   Financial and business terms

  • mercantile agency — A person, firm, or corporation, engaged in the business of collecting information relating to the financial standing, credit, character, responsibility, and general reputation of persons, firms, and corporations engaged in business, and… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • mercantile agency. — See commercial agency. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • mercantile agency — /ˌmɜ:kəntaɪl eɪdʒ(ə)nsi/ noun same as credit reference agency …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • mercantile agency. — See commercial agency. [1855 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • mercantile agency — /ˈmɜkəntaɪl eɪdʒənsi/ (say merkuhntuyl ayjuhnsee) noun a concern which obtains information concerning the financial standing, business reputation, and credit ratings of individuals, firms and companies for the benefit of its subscribers …  

  • Mercantile — Mer can*tile (?; 277), a. [F. mercantile, It. mercantile, fr. L. mercans, antis, p. pr. of mercari to traffic. See {Merchant}.] Of or pertaining to merchants, or the business of merchants; having to do with trade, or the buying and selling of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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