I.a purchaser of mortgaged estates sold at auction, a dealer in landed estates, Cic. Att. 12, 14, 2; 12, 17: “qui mercatur a populo praediator appellatur,” Gai. Inst. 2, 61. Persons who followed this business were familiar with mercantile law, and were often consulted as lawyers, Cic. Balb. 20, 45; Dig. 23, 3, 54 in lemm.: praediator, ὠνητὴς ὑπαρχόντων, Gloss. Philox.
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praedĭātor , ōris, m. praedium,