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- (UK) IPA: /ˈmɜː(ɹ).sən.ə.ɹi/, /ˈmɜː(ɹ)ˌsn̩.ɹi/. X-SAMPA: /"m3:(r).s@n.@.ri/, /"m3:(r)%sn=.ri/
- (US) enPR: mûrʹsə-nĕr'ē, IPA: /ˈmɜːrsəˌnɛri/, X-SAMPA: /"m3:rs@%nEri/
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motivated by private gain
mercenary (plural mercenaries)
- A person employed to fight in an armed conflict who is not a member of the state or military group for which they are fighting and whose prime or sole motivation is private gain.
person employed to fight