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mer•ce•nar•y



Pronunciation: (mûr'su-ner"ē), [key]
adj., n., pl. -nar•ies.


adj.
1. working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal.
2. hired to serve in a foreign army, guerrilla organization, etc.

n.
1. a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
2. any hireling.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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