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com·pra·doralso 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.]
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(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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