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nĕgōtĭātor (nĕgōc- ), ōris, m. id.,
I.one who does business by wholesale, a wholesale dealer, a banker, a factor (cf.: “institor, mercator): improbus negotiator,Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 2, § 7: “mercator an negotiator,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 77, § 188; id. Planc. 26, 64.—
II. In gen.
A. A trader, tradesman (post-Aug.): “trucidati negotiatores,Vell. 2, 110, 6: “mercis sordidae,Quint. 1, 12, 17: “mancipiorum,id. 5, 12, 17; cf. Suet. Ner. 32: “vestiarius,Dig. 38, 1, 45: “frumentarius,ib. 50, 5, 9; Vulg. Gen. 37, 28.—
2. NEGOTIATOR, an appellation of Mercury as the god of tradesmen, Inscr. Grut. 55, 1.—
B. A factor, agent, intrusted with the management of a business, Labeo ap. Dig. 32, 65 prooem.
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