regrator

regrator

(rɪˈɡreɪtə)
n
1. (Commerce) a person who regrates or buys up commodities in advance and sells them for a higher price, esp during a crisis
2. (Historical Terms) a person who regrates or buys up commodities in advance and sells them for a higher price, esp during a crisis
3. (Commerce) Southwest English a middleman who buys commodities from a producer and brings them to market
4. (Historical Terms) Southwest English a middleman who buys commodities from a producer and brings them to market
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AL brocator] 'a commercial agent, factor, broker, purveyor; also, one who serves as an agent in sordid business' 1355 MED; 'one who buys and sells public offices' 1386 MED); Regrater 1219, 1288, regrator 1439 (regrater [AF regrater, regratour (vars.
Juliana Greenstreet was cited as a common or public brewer for twenty-five years and her husband was once cited as a regrator of bread.
Finally, Finkelstein suggests that the link between commutative justice and profit rested on a static view of the economy, which would return to stasis if those who disturbed it, such as usurers, regrators, and forestallers, were forced to stop their evil ways.
Brescius was told that the landlords had already sold most of their food reserves at high prices to regrators from outside the district; moreover, there was no effective way of interfering with their freedom of property, except by appealing to higher authorities to prohibit further food exports across district borders.