commission agent


commission agent
   a person who accepted bets for a living
   Neither an agent of those who place the bets nor rewarded by commission. In former times, some opprobrium used to attach to gambling and those who facilitated it.

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  • commission agent — ➔ agent * * * commission agent UK US noun [C] COMMERCE ► someone who sells a company s products and receives a part of the money paid for the goods for doing this: »Such business is conducted through commission agents who sell to their families… …   Financial and business terms

  • commission agent — or commission merchant noun A person who transacts business for another for a commission • • • Main Entry: ↑commission …   Useful english dictionary

  • commission agent — index broker, dealer Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • commission agent — /kəˈmɪʃən eɪdʒənt/ (say kuh mishuhn ayjuhnt) noun 1. Also, commission merchant. an agent who receives goods for sale on a commission basis, or who buys on this basis and has the goods delivered to a principal. 2. British a bookmaker …   Australian English dictionary

  • commission-agent — An agent who buys or sells on commission. See commission merchant …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • commission agent — /kə mɪʃ(ə)n ˌeɪdʒənt/ noun an agent who is paid a percentage of sales …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • commission agent — /kə mɪʃ(ə)n ˌeɪdʒənt/ noun an agent who is paid a percentage of sales …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Agent — The decision maker in a principal agent relationship. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * agent a‧gent [ˈeɪdʒnt] noun [countable] 1. COMMERCE JOBS a person or company that is paid by another person or company to represent them in… …   Financial and business terms

  • agent — A party appointed to act on behalf of a principal entity or person. In context of project financing, refers to the bank in charge of administering the project financing. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary For the purpose of the Agent Service, an… …   Financial and business terms

  • commission — n. & v. n. 1 a the authority to perform a task or certain duties. b a person or group entrusted esp. by a government with such authority (set up a commission to look into it). c an instruction, command, or duty given to such a group or person… …   Useful english dictionary


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