comprador

or com·pra·dore

[kom-pruh-dawr]

Origin of comprador

1605–15; < Portuguese: buyer < Latin comparātor, equivalent to comparā(re) to furnish, provide, prepare (see com-, prepare) + -tor -tor
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comprador

compradore

noun
  1. (formerly in China and some other Asian countries) a native agent of a foreign enterprise

Word Origin for comprador

C17: from Portuguese: buyer, from Late Latin comparātor, from Latin comparāre to purchase, from parāre to prepare
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