Lu"cra*tive (?), a. [L. lucrativus, fr. lucrari to gain, fr. lucrum gain: cf. F. lucratif. See Lucre.]


Yielding lucre; gainful; profitable; making increase of money or goods; as, a lucrative business or office.

The trade of merchandise being the most lucrative, may bear usury at a good rate. Bacon.


Greedy of gain


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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