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Comprador

COMPRADOR (a Portuguese word used in the East, derived from the Lat. comparare, to procure), originally a native servant in European households in the East, but now the name given to the native managers in European business houses in China, and also to native contractors supplying ships in the Philippines and elsewhere in the East.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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