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emptor

[ emp-ter, -tawr ]
/ ˈɛmp tər, -tɔr /
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noun

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

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Origin of emptor

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