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merchant prince

noun
1.
a very wealthy or influential merchant.
Origin of merchant prince
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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  • “The merchant prince of Careyville,” Asher Aydelot declared.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • Like Napoleon, this merchant prince required only five hours sleep.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • My new friend lived in this district, as befits a merchant prince.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • Wanamaker attracted to himself the forces that make a merchant prince.

    The Victorious Attitude Orison Swett Marden
  • The reporter had risen to a peer and the news-gatherer to a merchant prince.

    The Arm-Chair at the Inn F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Prospectively, he saw him a merchant prince, surrounded by palatial splendors.

    The Allen House T. S. Arthur
  • They say the merchant prince of Calcutta is dead—killed by exchange.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • The merchant prince, creditor to many, has creditors also of his own.

    The Hearth-Stone

    Samuel Osgood
  • La Chesnaye, the merchant prince, it was, who managed this low trafficking.

    Heralds of Empire

    Agnes C. Laut
  • Abchurch Lane is not a grand site for the offices of a merchant prince.

    The Way We Live Now

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for merchant prince

merchant prince

noun
1.
a very wealthy merchant
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Contemporary definitions for merchant prince
noun

a wealthy and politically influential person involved in trade

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