plural -s
: a person (as the manager of a commercial or manufacturing business, a broker, factor, or commission agent) to whom the transaction of some business is committed as agent to such a degree as to bind the principal
used chiefly in Roman and civil law

Word History


Latin, from instit- (perfect stem of insistere to occupy a place in, stand upon, persist) + -or

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“Institor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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