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merchant

1. Chiefly US and Canadian a person engaged in retail trade
2. (esp in historical contexts) any trader
3. 
a. of the merchant navy
b. of or concerned with trade

Merchant

Ismail . born 1936, Indian film producer, noted for his collaboration with James Ivory on such films as Shakespeare Wallah (1965), The Europeans (1979), A Room with a View (1986), The Remains of the Day (1993), and The Golden Bowl (2000)
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The element of money facilitated the business of mercantile classes who could lend more easily now.
Even the new generation of landed and mercantile class admit that Pakistan's political system is not only rotten, but delivers poorly on governance.
Wright pursues this task while taking into consideration the changes that were occurring within twelfth-century society as a new mercantile class, underpinned by money acquired through textile production and commerce, impressed itself upon the nobility.
Although families like the Wolseys, Cromwells, Cecils, and Walsinghams originated within the mercantile class, university or ecclesiastical training allowed for the erasure of their born positions, positions that demanded manual labor.
If so, the palace would have been initially an expression less of the core values of the mercantile class, officially at the helm of the republic, than of the excluded nobility, as represented by the arch-enemy of the regime, Corso Donati.
The emergence of the rising mercantile class witnessed the erosion of the feudal notion of the three orders of society, which posited a tripartite functional division based on agricultural labour, the military life and the religious life of prayer.
The recovery drive of electricity bills from the defaulting domestic and small commercial consumers is successfully going on but it is the default of electricity bills by politicians, and tycoons of mercantile class that the amount of power sector receivables has swollen to Rs.
The ruling PTI seems no exception as it also include oligarchs from feudal class and tycoons from mercantile class. That is why the fiscal measures for revenue generation remained focused on increasing the prices of utilities and petroleum products.
On the other hand, the so called elected governments of feudal and mercantile class oligarchy in Pakistan used to give the worst deal to human resource development.
Let us hope that PTI government will formulate viable polices for the taking the agriculture and industry out of the prevailing crisis and fulfill its promise of human resource development as the incumbent Prime Minster neither belong to the oppressive feudal class nor to the exploitative mercantile class.
The previous PML-N government of brute mercantile class slashed the profit rates on different National Saving Schemes by more than 40 percent which depressed the rate of national savings.
The worst types of cartels have been established by the feudal and mercantile classes that dominates the two mainstream political parties.