Definition of merchant prince in English:

merchant prince

Syllabification: mer·chant prince

noun

  • A person involved in trade whose wealth is sufficient to confer political influence.
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    • The Jacobsens were an industrial dynasty, and had the intense - and also tense - relations between the generations for which nineteenth-century merchant princes and their offspring were notorious.
    • Stefan, whose late father founded the company, looks and talks more like a financier than a merchant prince.
    • The Martin factor has changed the dynamic in Cork South-Central and the merchant princes have been deposed as the dominant force on the southside of the city.

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