Mercenary

Definition of Mercenary

Mer´ce`na`ry
a.1.Acting for reward; serving for pay; paid; hired; hireling; venal; as, mercenary soldiers.
2.Moved primarily by considerations of pay or profit; greedy of gain; sordid; selfish.
For God forbid I should my papers blot
With mercenary lines, with servile pen.
- Daniel.
n.1.One who is hired; a hireling; especially, a soldier hired into foreign service.

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