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[kom-pruh-dawr] /ˌkɒm prəˈdɔr/
noun
1.
(formerly in China) a native agent or factotum, as of a foreign business house.
Also, compradore.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Portuguese: buyer < Latin comparātor, equivalent to comparā(re) to furnish, provide, prepare (see com-, prepare) + -tor -tor
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comprador

/ˌkɒmprəˈdɔː/
noun
1.
(formerly in China and some other Asian countries) a native agent of a foreign enterprise
Word Origin
C17: from Portuguese: buyer, from Late Latin comparātor, from Latin comparāre to purchase, from parāre to prepare
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