LUCRE
. s. m.
Gain, profit qui se tire de l'industrie, d'un négoce, d'un travail mercenaire, de l'exercice d'une charge, d'un emploi. Travailler pour le lucre. Il travaille moins pour le lucre que pour l'honneur.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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