Acting for reward; serving for pay; paid; hired; hireling; venal; as, mercenary soldiers.
Moved primarily by considerations of pay or profit; greedy of gain; sordid; selfish.
One who is hired; a hireling; especially, a soldier hired into foreign service.
a person hired to fight for another country than their own
used of soldiers hired by a foreign army
profit oriented; "a commercial book"; "preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan; "a mercenary enterprise"; "a moneymaking business"
a hired gun, paid to get in other people's business of fighting their wars
a hired killer
a soldier hired by the army of another country or by a private army
a soldier who fights for money , regardless of ideological, national or political considerations
a soldier who fights, or engages in warfare exclusively for money , without any regard for ideological, national or political considerations
Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain; greedy, venal.
soldier who fights for a country other than his or her own country, and for remuneration rather than out of loyalty and patriotism.
A soldier who fights, or engages in warfare primarily for private gain, usually with little regard for ideological, national or political considerations. Mercenaries are considered disposable soldiers in Days of War.
a soldier who has been hired by a foreign country
A mercenary is a soldier who takes part in an armed conflict and "is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a Party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party".http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/protocol1.htm Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol 1) Article 47http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/mercenary Websters Dictionary defines a mercenary as "one that serves merely for wages; especially a soldier hire." When the term "mercenary" is used to refer to a soldier of a national, regular army, it usually considered to have pejorative connotations.