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Line breaks: emp¦tor
Pronunciation: /ˈɛmptə

Definition of emptor in English:


A person who makes a purchase; a buyer: the gullible emptor had it coming for a long time
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  • It's up to you, the poor emptor, to manage the caveat side of this relationship all by yourself.
  • All emptors should do their research.
  • To sell a book to a publisher, you need three things: a hook, a line, and an emptor.


late 19th century: Latin, from emere 'to buy'.

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