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Merchant of Venice, The

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  1. a comedy (1596?) by Shakespeare.
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The Merchant of Venice

A comedy by William Shakespeare. The most memorable character is Shylock, a greedy moneylender who demands from the title character “a pound of flesh” (see alsopound of flesh) as payment for a debt.

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