Definition of merchant adventurer in English:

merchant adventurer

noun

historical
  • A merchant engaged in the organization and dispatch of trading expeditions overseas, and the establishment of factories and trading stations in foreign countries. Hence: a member of an association of such merchants incorporated by royal charter or other lawful authority.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament. From merchant + adventurer.

Pronunciation

merchant adventurer

/ˌməːtʃ(ə)nt ədˈvɛn(t)ʃ(ə)rə/