Lucrative Lu"cra*tive, a. [L. lucrativus, fr. lucrari to gain, fr. lucrum gain: cf. F. lucratif. See {Lucre}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods; as, a lucrative business or office. [1913 Webster]

The trade of merchandise being the most lucrative, may bear usury at a good rate. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Greedy of gain. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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