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Merchant

Merchants function as professional traders[?], dealing in commodities that they do not produce themselves.

A merchant class characterises many pre-modern societies. Its status can range from high (even achieving titles like that of merchant prince[?] or nabob[?]) to low (note the soiling capabilities of "mere" trade).

See also: commerce, mercantilism



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