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also com·pra·dore  (kŏm′prə-dôr′)
1. An intermediary; a go-between.
2. A native-born agent in China and certain other Asian countries formerly employed by a foreign business to serve as a collaborator or intermediary in commercial transactions.

[Portuguese, from Late Latin comparātor, buyer, from Latin comparāre, to buy : com-, com- + parāre, to get; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˌkɒmprəˈdɔː) or


(Historical Terms) (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]
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This type of leadership, if it can be called that, is no different from the compradore system that existed during the colonial era, when local leaders were co-opted into acting as agents for the colonising powers.
Interview by Nancy Sexton OLDER HORSES Beyond Desire Five-year-old mare Invincible Spirit (sire) - Compradore (dam) Owner: Clipper Logistics Form figures: 42440-1 Racing Post Rating: 106 Official Rating: 101 Ran some great races against some of the best sprinting colts without winning last year and got off the mark this season in the Lansdown Fillies' Stakes last Friday.
Like the compradore elites, the revolutionaries of the former colonies are hamstrung by their hollow mimicry.
There was also an associated growth of Chinese capitalist activity, which had its origins mainly in the compradore middlemen in the Treaty ports.
COMPRADORE has hit a rich vein of form and can complete a hat- trick at Newbury tomorrow evening.
Before World War II, foreign companies in China and throughout Southeast Asia would hire a local compradore, who literally ran the company -- with or without the foreigner's approval.
Mayan Plantation Limited (fka Compradore Limted) purchased the property in 1973, when Belieze was still known as British Hondurus.
Beyond Desire 4f Invincible Spirit - Compradore Clipper Logistics 4/12805-RPR 103 A smart sprint filly.
Beyond Desire f Invincible Spirit - Compradore Clipper Logisitcs 124-RPR 103 She ran second in the Lowther and then was drawn on the wrong side when fourth in the Firth of Clyde Stakes at Ayr - nothing got a blow in from the stands side that day.
Compradore has been impressive in winning recently at Brighton and Salisbury, and a 6lb penalty is unlikely to prevent Michael Blanshard's mare from landing the Kingston Smith Handicap (7.
Trainer Michael Blanshard and jockey Fergus Sweeney combined to take the honours with a 20-1 double from Bramble Bear and Compradore at Brighton on Wednesday night, writes Bruce Jackson.
Fergus Sweeney encountered traffic problems on Compradore in the seven-furlong handicap, but Michael Blanshard's mare needs covering up, and so it was arguably to his advantage.