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emptor

[emp-ter, -tawr] /ˈɛmp tər, -tɔr/
noun
1.
(especially in legal usage) a person who purchases or contracts to purchase; buyer.
Origin of emptor
1870-1875
1870-75; < Latin: buyer, equivalent to em(ere) to buy + -tor -tor, with intrusive -p-
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  • He is an emptor Familiæ, and inherits the legal clothing of the person whose place he begins to fill.

    Ancient Law Sir Henry James Sumner Maine

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