lucrative (adj.) early 15c., from O.Fr. lucratif "profitable" and directly from L. lucrativus "gainful, profitable," from lucratus, pp. of lucrari "to gain," from lucrum "gain, profit" (see LUCRE (Cf. lucre)). Related: Lucratively; lucrativeness.

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