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