Pronunciation: (mûr'su-ner"ē), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/mercenary.html on line 77 [key]
—adj., n., pl. -nar•ies.
1. working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal.
2. hired to serve in a foreign army, guerrilla organization, etc.
1. a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
2. any hireling.
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