Definition of mercenarily in English:

mercenarily

Pronunciation /ˈməːsɪn(ə)rɪli/ /ˈməːs(ə)n(ə)rɪli/ /ˌməːsɪˈnɛrɪli/

adverb

  • In a mercenary manner.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Taylor (1576–1632), Church of England clergyman. From mercenary + -ly.