Definition of merchant venturer in English:

merchant venturer

Pronunciation /ˌməːtʃ(ə)nt ˈvɛn(t)ʃ(ə)rə/

noun

  • = merchant adventurer .

    Now apparently only in the name of the Society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament. From merchant + venturer.