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 comparātor buyer from Latin comparāre to buy com- com- parāre to get ; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.