Definition of mercantility in English:

mercantility

noun

rare
  • The quality of being mercantile (often somewhat pejoratively); enthusiasm or fondness for bargaining.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in James Boswell (1740–1795), lawyer, diarist, and biographer of Samuel Johnson. From mercantile + -ity.

Pronunciation

mercantility

/ˌməːk(ə)nˈtɪlɪti/