Examples Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com profitable; moneymaking; remunerative: a lucrative business. Origin of lucrative 1375–1425; late Middle English lucratif
gainful, equivalent to
) (past participle of
to make a profit, gain by economy; see
-īvus -ive Related forms lu·cra·tive·ly, adverb lu·cra·tive·ness, noun non·lu·cra·tive, adjective non·lu·cra·tive·ly, adverb non·lu·cra·tive·ness, noun un·lu·cra·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for non-lucrative Historical Examples In spite of his non-lucrative practice, Dr. Birnie evidently had a balance at his banker's. British Dictionary definitions for non-lucrative producing a profit; profitable; remunerative Derived Forms lucratively, adverb lucrativeness, noun Word Origin
C15: from Old French
lucratif; see lucre
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Word Origin and History for non-lucrative lucrative adj.
early 15c., from Old French
lucratif "profitable" and directly from Latin lucrativus "gainful, profitable," from lucratus, past participle of lucrari "to gain," from lucrum "gain, profit" (see lucre). Related: Lucratively; lucrativeness.
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