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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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Like her predecessors, Corazon Aquino championed the interests of foreign monopoly capitalists and the local exploiting classes of big compradors and landlords.
Compradors can be classified into two: The first group--'statist', excludes the private middlemen from state transactions with foreign firms.
6) It is precisely in the summoning of this term--ironically now used as a marker of authenticity--that the compradors come in, for who better to speak on Bollywood than Indians?
The French, along with some Maronite compradors (agents of foreign economic interests) saw the larger entity as more economically viable and suitable for infiltrating the Arab interior.
As a result the bourgeoisies of the periphery proved unequal to the task of establishing themselves as independent ruling classes and instead were obliged to accept the role of compradors to the bourgeoisies of the center.
Sison said the powers of government under the proposed federal system would be 'overconcentrated in the hands of Duterte on top of regional governments run by big compradors, landlords, corrupt bureaucrats and warlords like him.
7) Bourgeoisie of the periphery, moreover, "are and will be less and less divided between their national tendency and their tendency to surrender to global constraints, and will increasingly join the camp of the acquiescent compradors.
He said Duterte's scheme aims 'to set up a fascist dictatorship in the service of US imperialism and his fellow oligarchs among the big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats.
Reyes said easing foreign ownership caps would 'strengthen oligarchs and compradors acting as local reps of big multinationals.
For the past 50 years, these families dominated the political scene in the country while preserving the very same rotten system that favors foreign monopoly capitalists, big landlords and compradors.
Moreover, we let one administration after another freely impose the same neoliberal policies that only advance the interests of the foreign capitalists and local compradors.
He never opposed the ruling system of big compradors and landlords, he said.