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

1.

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.

2.

Greedy of gain

[Obs.]

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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