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  an economic system (dominant in Europe roughly in the 16th century through the 18th century) that advocates restriction of imports, control of raw materials, and expansion of exports so as to accumulate gold and foreign exchange
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Associated words [difficulty]:   mercantilism , mercantile [5]
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