Historical in China, a native agent for a foreign business, who had charge over the native workers
Origin of compradorPort, buyer ; from Late Latin comparator ; from Classical Latin comparare, to procure, buy ; from com-, with + parare, to make ready, prepare
- An intermediary; a go-between.
- A native-born agent in China and certain other Asian countries formerly employed by a foreign business to serve as a collaborator or intermediary in commercial transactions.
Origin of compradorPortuguese, from Late Latin comparator, buyer, from Latin comparare, to buy : com-, com- + parare, to get; see per&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.