Lucrative

Lu"cra*tive

(?), a. [L. lucrativus, fr. lucrari to gain, fr. lucrum gain: cf. F. lucratif. See Lucre.]
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1. Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods; as, a lucrative business or office.
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The trade of merchandise being the most lucrative, may bear usury at a good rate.
Bacon.
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2. Greedy of gain. [Obs.]
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Such diligence as the most part of our lucrative lawyers do use, in deferring and prolonging of matters and actions from term to term.
Latimer.
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