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noun, plural mer·cer·ies. British.
  1. a mercer's shop.
  2. mercers' wares.
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Origin of mercery

1250–1300; Middle English mercerie < Old French. See mercer, -y3
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Historical Examples

  • The Mercers' School was first held in the hospital and then removed to the mercery.

    Old and New London

    Walter Thornbury

  • It stands at the end of Mercery Lane, a lofty building with towers at its corners, and two storeys above the archway.

  • Lydgate, in his ballad, describes the mercers' and haberdashers' stalls as side by side in the mercery in Chepe.

    Old and New London

    Walter Thornbury

  • This yere was a strife betwene yong men of the Mercery and Lumbardes.

  • The latter have a great many shops of mercery, haberdashery, and millinery.