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vendor

[ven-der; especially contrastively ven-dawr] /ˈvɛn dər; especially contrastively vɛnˈdɔr/
noun
1.
a person or agency that sells.
Also, vender.
Origin of vendor
1585-1595
1585-95; < Anglo-French vendo(u)r < Latin venditor. See vend, -or2
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  • In any case, their shares are vendor's shares, and couldn't be dealt with in this transaction.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • You thought the vendor's shares would play a part in the game.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • You don't want to wrong me—and yourself too—by sticking to this quibble about vendor's shares.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • You shall have your vendor's shares, precisely as I promised you.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • A book is worth just as much as its vendor can get for it, and no more.

    The Book-Hunter in London William Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for vendor

vendor

/ˈvɛndɔː/
noun
1.
(mainly law) a person who sells something, esp real property
2.
another name for vending machine
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Word Origin and History for vendor
n.

1590s, from late Anglo-French vendor, from vendre "to vend," from Latin vendere "to sell" (see vend).

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