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comprador definitions

Merriam Webster's

or compradore noun Etymology: Portuguese comprador, literally, buyer Date: 1840 1. a Chinese agent engaged by a foreign establishment in China to have charge of its Chinese employees and to act as an intermediary in business affairs 2. intermediary

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also compradore) 1 hist. a Chinese business agent of a foreign company. 2 an agent of a foreign power. Etymology: Port. comprador buyer f. LL comparator f. L comparare purchase

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Comprador Com`pra*dor, n. [Pg., a buyer.] A kind of steward or agent. [China] --S. W. Williams




 


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