mer•ce•nar•yPronunciation: (mûr'su-ner"ē), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -nar•ies.
working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal.
hired to serve in a foreign army, guerrilla organization, etc.
a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
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