comprador

comprador

[kom-pruh-dawr]
noun
(formerly in China) a native agent or factotum, as of a foreign business house.
Also, compradore.


Origin:
1605–15; < Portuguese: buyer < Latin comparātor, equivalent to comparā(re) to furnish, provide, prepare (see com-, prepare) + -tor -tor

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comprador or compradore (ˌkɒmprəˈdɔː)
 
n
(formerly in China and some other Asian countries) a native agent of a foreign enterprise
 
[C17: from Portuguese: buyer, from Late Latin comparātor, from Latin comparāre to purchase, from parāre to prepare]
 
compradore or compradore
 
n
 
[C17: from Portuguese: buyer, from Late Latin comparātor, from Latin comparāre to purchase, from parāre to prepare]

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