[ emp-ter, -tawr ]
/ ˈɛmp tər, -tɔr /


(especially in legal usage) a person who purchases or contracts to purchase; buyer.

Nearby words

  1. empson,
  2. empson, william,
  3. empt,
  4. emptiness,
  5. emption,
  6. empty,
  7. empty calorie,
  8. empty calories,
  9. empty cow,
  10. empty morph

Origin of emptor

1870–75; < Latin: buyer, equivalent to em(ere) to buy + -tor -tor, with intrusive -p-

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Examples from the Web for emptor

  • He is an Emptor Familiæ, and inherits the legal clothing of the person whose place he begins to fill.

    Ancient Law|Sir Henry James Sumner Maine