Noun mercantilism has 2 senses
  1. mercantilism, mercantile system - an economic system (Europe in 18th C) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests
    --1 is a kind of managed economy
  2. commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
    --2 is a kind of transaction, dealing, dealings
    --2 has parts: transportation, shipping, transport
    --2 has particulars:
     trading; trade; exchange, interchange; initial public offering, IPO, initial offering; commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business; carriage trade; importing, importation; exporting, exportation; marketing; distribution; selling, merchandising, marketing; traffic; payment, defrayal, defrayment; evasion, nonpayment