Definitions

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  • adj. Befitting a good merchant; fair, honest, above board.

Etymologies

merchant +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the first glance, this transaction seemed merchantlike and fair.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 4

  • "Well " if one must resort to more indirect and more merchantlike means, Sillek, my son, surely there must be some " adventurers " out there who might want a reward of sorts, perhaps some small parcel of almost worthless land, and a title " even a pardon " if necessary."

    Fall of Angels

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